First Nations in Canada

The educational resource known as First Nations in Canada is tailored for the Canadian youth. High school student and teachers, Aboriginal communities, as well as anyone who has taken interest in the First Nations History are welcome to utilize the educational resource. Its goal is to aid readers in understanding the crucial developments that shaped the First Nations communities from before the European arrival (pre – Contact era) up until present-time.

The beginning passage of the educational text 'Early First Nations' discusses briefly, an overview of the distinguishing cultures of early First Nations in Canada's 6 main geographic groups. This excerpt focuses on the principal differences within the 6 groups, such as food resources, social organization, means of transportation, clothing, homes, spiritual ceremonies and belief systems.

Skeena River - First Nations Girl Fishing Kent-Klewein

Passages 2 through 6 of the educational text connect the relationship between the newcomers to Canada and the First Nations from the initial encounter until the June 2008 government historic apology to all past students of Indian Residential Schools. Within the apology, the Government of Canada demonstrated a very heartfelt regret for any and all sufferings that the students or student’s families may have gone through on the schools behalf. The government also recognized the trauma that assimilation policies and residential schools had done to the Aboriginal people’s heritage, culture, and language.

Presently, the Government of Canada is operating in a partnership with the First Nations in this time of reconciliation in order to build stronger than ever First Nations communities. All over the Canadian Country, this critical collaborative effort is occurring in areas as diverse as First Nations education, economies, social services, governance, culture, human rights and the resolution of the unattended outstanding land claims.