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Some history of First Nations in Canada from the Aboriginal Affairs (AANDC) website

All First Nations across the country hunted and gathered plants for both food and medicinal purposes. The actual percentage of meat, fish and plants in any First Nation's diet depended on what was available in the local environment.

Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine, OC OM (born September is an Aboriginal Canadian leader. He completed his third and final term as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in

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Many of the early French fur traders and some English traders married First Nations women. Their children and descendants are the Metis people. The Metis were an important part of the fur trade

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Trois Rivieres) (Three Rivers) - 1784Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-218-3www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - History, Photos, Old Newspaper Articles

The HBCo Fur Trade ..Painting is by Frances Anne Hopkins (1838-1919)  The earliest European exploration of this area is believed to have occurred about 1688 when French explorer Jacues de Noyon wintered along the Rainy River. The European demand for beaver pelts brought fur traders into the region. The voyageurs paddled large birch bark canoes carrying trade goods and furs between the Canadian northwest and Montreal.

Fur Brigade in a north canoe in Canada mid Fur Trade Canoe Hudson's Bay Company in Canada - Hudson's Bay Company Fur trade canoe Artist - Frances Anne Hopkins, artist, Montreal

First Nations fisherman in Canada

First Nations in Canada is an educational resource designed for use by young Canadians; high school educators and students; and anyone interested in First Nations history.

Acadian expulsion into exile by British - 1755

ACADIAN EXPULSION, 'The Acadians driven into exile.' The expulsion of the French settlers of Acadia, Canada, by the British in Color engraving, century.

Filles du Roi

1667 - America - Les Filles du Roi - Jean Talon, Bishop François de Laval and several settlers welcome the King's Daughters upon their arrival. Painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

I look at these gorgeous wampum belts and marvel at those who made these beads. I live in a place with quahog shells and I can't imagine doing it by hand

My previous post about Native American headgear covered some pretty wide bases, but there's a whole world of accessories beyond hats, so I just had to share

Great resources on this website to integrate Aboriginal perspectives into Canadian curriculums.

Faculty of Education - Resources - Aboriginal Educational Resources - Aboriginal Lesson Plans/ Activities

Did You Know? - The History of Louis Riel

Often referred to as the Father of Manitoba, Louis Riel, the leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies, sought to preserve Métis rights and culture.