Here we are making
an attempt to explore the history of the First Nations. At this time
we can but use antiquarian resources to tell their story but we'd be
more than happy to bring this more up to date should any of Canada's
First Nations people wish to provide information for the site by way
of text, pictures or videos.
As you read the
early history of Canada you'll find that the First Nations people
fought for the French against the British while others fought for
the British against the French. They were also involved in fighting
for Canada in the war with the USA. And of course many also fought
for Britain in both World Wars. This means as you explore the
history of each Province you'll come across many accounts of the
First Nations people.
In this section of the site we're
bringing you more specific information on the First Nations as we
find it so do also feel free to contact us if you have information
to contribute. We would add that in here we show information on the
First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Our Home on Native Land - Wikwemikong
A special one-hour documentary on the First Nations Reserve of
Wikwemikong. Located on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay in
Ontario, Wikwemikong is one of Canada's largest reserves with a
population of over 7,000. Many in the community are scarred from the
legacy of residential schools, and unemployment and drug abuse are
high, but there is a concerted effort made within the community to
improve their lives.
From Statistics Canada
We bring you some recent statistics
from Statistics Canada which tend to show that Aboriginal peoples
living on Reserves are worse off than their counterparts living off
reserves. In particular the First Nations people seem to do worse
that the Métis and Inuit.
Ghost Dance - Native American -
Power Drums - Spirit Pride
Fast paced, heart pounding beat. Ghost Dance by Apurimac III
Nature Spirit Pride and beautiful art photos by J.D. Challenger,
Frank Howell, and Howard Terpning.
A List of First Nations Tribes can be found here [external link]
Portal: Aboriginal peoples in Canada [external link] Aboriginal
Affairs and Northern Development Canada
one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting
the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First
Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal
government's constitutional responsibilities in the North. Assembly of
The story of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is one that remains
unknown to most Canadians. It is the story that is lived each day by
the First Nations peoples of Canada. It is the story of a struggle
for self-determination and human dignity. It is a story that must be
told. The Métis
Nation of Ontario
Prior to Canada’s crystallization as a nation, a new Aboriginal
people emerged out of the relations of Indian women and European
men. While the initial offspring of these Indian and European unions
were individuals who simply possessed mixed ancestry, subsequent
intermarriages between these mixed ancestry children resulted in the
genesis of a new Aboriginal people with a distinct identity, culture
and consciousness in west central North America – the Métis Nation.
Bear Witness: a film by BC's Coastal
Canada - Early 20th Century - Eskimos,
Salmon, Trapping, Gold & Silver Prospecting. Land for Pioneers -
Canada - a film history of the early 20th Century. Husky dog teams,
trap lines, gold panning, trapping, fur trading. Mining for gold,
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