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  Aboriginal peoples in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aboriginal peoples in Canada are Indigenous Peoples recognized in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, sections 25 and 35, respectively, as Indians (First Nations), Métis, and Inuit.
The term "First Peoples" has also been used synonymously, and is occasionally used as a descriptive term by U.S. Native Americans in solidarity with their Canadian relatives.
To many people in the U.S. the capitalized term Aboriginal suggests the native people of Australia, who are elsewhere known as "Aborigines"; whereas the uncapitalized common adjective aboriginal simply means "indigenous", or as a noun refers to any indigenous person.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aboriginal_peoples_in_Canada   (685 words)

 First Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Collectively, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples are known as Aboriginal peoples, First peoples, or Indigenous peoples, bands, or nations.
In general, those Indigenous peoples within Canada who describe themselves as "First Nations" do not believe or hold with the concept of sovereignty of Indigenous peoples as nation-states, while those who do not use the term, or insist upon the term "Indigenous peoples" are sovereignists.
All members of First Nations who are entitled to benefits are entered in the Indian Register, which serves as the official record of members of First Nations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Nations   (1215 words)

 First Peoples' Television Broadcasting in Canada
First Peoples of Canada have become internationally acknowledged as having the most advanced and fair Fourth World (indigenous peoples) broadcasting system, based on a 1991 legislated recognition of their collective communications and cultural rights as Peoples with a special status.
In the Canadian context, "First Peoples" is an inclusive term referring to both the Inuit (known elsewhere as "Eskimos") and the Amerindian populations, the latter also known as First Nations.
Partly as a result of the pioneering and persistent activities of First Peoples to make their programming an integral part of the Canadian media infrastructure, Canada has also come to be identified as a model of media resistance against the overwhelming forces of continental integration in North America.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/F/htmlF/firstpeople/firstpeople.htm   (1882 words)

 First Peoples Project Profile
One of the dominant issues globally, in developing, transition, and developed countries, is the assertion by first peoples of their traditional claims to and rights in land.
Quite literally, native peoples globally are reinventing property, often using the western model of property to establish claims to their traditional lands as a first step in reestablishment and reassertion of tribal identity.
The issue of first peoples and their relationship to land and sustainable resource management is increasingly a focus for both LTC and IES.
www.ies.wisc.edu /ltc/firstpfl.html   (714 words)

 First People's TV
WorldLink TV (www.worldlinktv.com), the first nationwide television network providing Americans with global perspectives on news, events and culture, is airing a new weekly series by and about the tribal peoples of the world.
First Peoples TV features 26 award-winning documentaries and dramas focusing on the lives of contemporary Native and Aboriginal people and the issues they face.
"First Peoples TV" is the first time a regularly scheduled TV series concerning tribal peoples will be accessible to all urban areas, including the territories of every Indigenous nation in the United States mainland.
www.dreamcatchers.org /fptv   (3673 words)

 California History Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
California's rugged topography, marked by mountain ranges and deserts, made it difficult for her indigenous groups to travel great distances, and the region's native peoples were even isolated from each other, tending to live in large family groups or clans with little political structure, unlike the larger tribes and nations to the east.
The region's lack of rain during the growing season meant that agriculture was not a practical means of livelihood for early Californians, but the gentle climate and rich soil enabled these groups to live by skillfully harvesting and processing wild nuts and berries and by capturing the fish that crowded the streams.
Indeed, the first English-speaking Europeans to encounter California Native Americans were so struck by their focus on gathering nuts from the ground and unearthing nutritious roots that they nicknamed them "Diggers," and "Digger Indian" became a vague nickname for many of the groups.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/cbhtml/cbpeople.html   (465 words)

 Compact Histories
When he first met the Susquehannock in 1608, Captain John Smith was especially impressed with their size, deep voices, and the variety of their weapons.
They were a clean people, when compared to the white English, German, and Scots-Irish settlers drifting in, infiltrating their territory, most of whom were satisfied to bathe in autumn and not again til spring.
Wenro is a short form of their Huron name, Wenrohronon, meaning "the people of the place of floating scum." The name derived from the location of their main village near the site of the famous oil spring at Cuba, New York.
www.tolatsga.org /Compacts.html   (4403 words)

 First Peoples Summit 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The First People's Summit is an assembly of leaders who desire to see the spiritual well-being and the moral integrity of Canada preserved, enhanced and promoted.
The First Peoples of Canada hereby affirm to respect, recognize and honour our identity as diverse peoples; and in solidarity to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and to bless Israel in accordance to the Word of the living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The First Peoples of Canada, as a healed, restored and released people, hereby affirm to co-exist and co-labour as partners in transformation with one another and with the Church in Canada, and with the nations and governments in Canada.
www.northernconnections.net /2006_first's_peoples_summit.htm   (1076 words)

 Civilization.ca - First Peoples
This exhibition portrays Native People's involvement in ranching, rodeo and industries related to this lifestyle.
It explores the relationship Native People have had with the horse, dog, buffalo, coyote and deer and their transition to becoming cowboys, ranchers and rodeo participants.
The watercraft developed by Canada's First Peoples are respected and admired throughout the world for their performance and beauty.
www.civilization.ca /aborig/aborige.asp   (312 words)

 Grade Five Social Studies - Heritage(Canada's First Peoples)
First Nations peoples have been living in what is now called Canada for tens of thousands of years.
First Nations is the term used by the Assembly of First Nations and Métis is the term used by the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan to refer to their members.
In Saskatchewan, the Aboriginal peoples are: Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota (Assiniboine), Dene, Anishinabe (Saulteaux/
www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/elemsoc/g5u22ess.html   (1729 words)

 First Peoples' House
At McGill we are fortunate to have a First Peoples' House that comprises part of the Student Housing Community.
Like our other shared-facilities houses, First Peoples' House offers students the privacy of their own bedroom along with the attraction of communal living, with large kitchens and common rooms where housemates gather to dine, study, watch TV or just hang out together.
Priority for accommodation at First Peoples' House is given to Aboriginal students (graduate and undergraduate) who sign a lease by July 1.
www.mcgill.ca /residences/fph   (447 words)

 Grade Four Social Studies - Heritage(Saskatchewan's First Peoples)
Like other peoples whose lives are tied closely to the land, the Indian peoples of Saskatchewan knew that their survival depended on their ability to get along.
People today are becoming more interested in learning about past experiences through stories that are told by people.
For the people of the north the freezing of lakes and rivers in the fall and break-up in the spring have significant impact and they, therefore, may identify six seasons.
www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/elemsoc/g4u21ess.html   (3314 words)

 First Peoples Fund
Founded in 1995, First Peoples Fund's mission is to honor and support the creative community-centered First Peoples artists; and nurture the collective spirit
First Peoples Fund supports the advancement of American Indian arts by focusing on three funding areas:
First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates native artists who exemplify indigenous values of generosity, wisdom, respect, integrity, strength, fortitude and humility.
www.firstpeoplesfund.org   (251 words)

 First Peoples Bank
First Peoples Bank is a locally owned community bank dedicated to the people and businesses we serve.
Our customers, employees and shareholders will always be the “First People” at First Peoples Bank and will be treated with the utmost personal attention and concern.
If you are new to First Peoples Bank, we trust that after you get to know us, you will agree that we are a great place to bank.
www.1stpeoplesbank.com   (267 words)

 First Peoples Cultural Foundation: About Us
The First Peoples' Cultural Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable public organization that generates support to raise awareness and funding for Aboriginal language revitalization in British Columbia, Canada.
The First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) is an Aboriginal directed, non-political, non-profit society devoted to languages, arts and cultures.
All of our work is done in conjunction with our sister organization, the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (FPHLCC), to ensure fair and equal access for all funds raised and programs available.
www.fpcf.ca /about-index.html   (493 words)

 Royal Ontario Museum | Exhibitions & Galleries | World Culture Galleries | Gallery of Canada: First Peoples
This vibrant, spacious gallery explores themes ranging from 19th-century notions that Native cultures were vanishing from North America to professional museum collecting and the development of contemporary First Peoples’ art.
Highlights include artifacts chosen by the gallery’s six Native advisors, a theatre devoted to the screening of films, interactive programs, and live performances by Canada’s First Peoples, a large changing exhibition space for contemporary Native artworks, and an area dedicated to the works and life of pioneer painter Paul Kane.
The BMO Financial Group Theatre, located within the gallery, is devoted to the oral cultures of Canada’s First Peoples both past and present.
www.rom.on.ca /exhibitions/wculture/wccanada.php   (417 words)

 First Peoples Worldwide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) is the international arm of First Nations Development Institute and has the same mission - to assist Indigenous peoples to control and develop their assets and, through that control, build the capacity to direct their economic futures in ways that fit their cultures.
Through training, research, advocacy, networking and technical assistance, FPW empowers Indigenous peoples to determine how their assets are being used, who is benefiting from development of those assets, and how that development impacts their environment and natural resource base.
In FPW, we believe an informed community, with a strategy developed from within, provides a strong basis for Indigenous communities to communicate their plans and needs to their neighbors, government officials, NGOs, and other potential collaborators.
www.firstpeoples.org   (211 words)

 First Peoples' House
First Peoples' House honours our ancestors who gave up their lives and homes on the island of Montreal known in Mohawk as Tiohtiá:ke — "where the People split or parted ways."
Like most "Houses" across Canada, the First Peoples' House attempts to provide a sense of community and a voice to Aboriginal students that have left their home communities in order to pursue their education.
As Aboriginal people emerge from the darkness of oppression, we look to the future that we hope is full of light and freedom to control our own destinies.
www.mcgill.ca /fph   (537 words)

 First Peoples Cultural Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The mandate of the Festival is to present and promote First Nations heritage as a positive and thriving culture by encouraging participation from all First nations people, providing an appropriate venue for First Nations presentations and supporting the integrity and authenticity of First Nations cultural property.
The Festival is a celebration of the diversity and vitality of North America's Indigenous peoples, highlighting the Three Island Nations - Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw.
Four First Nations designers will be show casing their wearable art.
firstnations.coolnewmedia.com /naig97/first-peoples.htm   (333 words)

 FNCFCS On-line Journal, The First Peoples Child & Family Review
It is a journal that privileges the "voice and perspectives" of First Nations and Aboriginal child welfare scholars, researchers, practitioners, trainers, students, volunteers and community developers.
The purpose of the First Peoples Child & Family Review is to "reach beyond the walls of academia" to promote child welfare research, practice, policy and education from an First Nations/Aboriginal perspective and to advance innovative approaches within the field of First Nations and Aboriginal child welfare.
Contributions are particularily encouraged from First Nation and Aboriginal community-based practitioners whose work may involve innovative, preventative, traditional and healing approaches to delivery of child welfare programs and services in the First Nation and Aboriginal communities in general.
www.fncfcs.com /pubs/onlineJournal.html   (281 words)

 First Peoples
The first people to live in North America were those who later became known as American Indians or Native Americans.
Archaeologists call these first people Paleoindians and have used the evidence they have found to put together a story about how the first people came to be in North America.
The Center for the Study of the First Americans is the major organization in North America that studies the Paleoindians.
www.usd.edu /anth/epa/paleo.html   (1090 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » First Peoples of Africa?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
These are different peoples who have followed particular trajectories of cultural and economic evolution in specific environmental conditions such as the equatorial rainforests, the Atlas, Hoggar and Tibesti mountain ranges, the Rift Valley and the deserts of the Sahara and the Kalahari.
Today there’s a wide literature on how people have to ‘perform indigeneity’ in the courtroom or whatever in order to get into the indigenous slot, and of course in some situations (especially Australia) anthropologists are made to testify about who is and isn’t indigenous.
But I think the terms ‘native’ ‘first nation’ ‘indigenous’ came about are the results of really nasty historical processes that occurred well before the rise of anthropology as a discipline.
savageminds.org /2006/04/27/first-peoples-of-africa   (2531 words)

 Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples, The First Australians
the first Australians by the Europeans because it means the original inhabitants of the country.
It was the name given to the first Australians by the Europeans because it means the original inhabitants of the country.
Throughout the 50,000 years or more that Aboriginal people have been on the continent, they have had to adapt to dramatic changes in their environment caused by variations in climate and movement of landmasses.
www.bigvolcano.com.au /human/origsetl.htm   (453 words)

 First Nations Site Index...
The Squamish Nation Network - The Squamish Nation is comprised of Salish peoples who are descendants of the aboriginal peoples who lived in the present day Greater Vancouver area; Gibson's landing and Squamish River watershed.
It was a war between the United States government and the children of the First People of this land.
To these white Christian people and the ersatz Indian educators, to "kill the Indian, save the man" was an appealing as well as justified idea.
www.dickshovel.com /www.html   (1990 words)

 First peoples get first museum Travel America - Find Articles
Not to round out the distinguished family of Smithsonian institutions that already lined the greenspace, but because the newcomer is the first national museum in the country devoted exclusively to Native Americans.
Visitors first hear them when greeted by 150 Native languages emanating from a welcome wall, an electronic photo-montage conveying the diversity of Native peoples.
During the museum's first year, Native boats are under construction in the Potomac, a rotunda that rises 120 feet to a skylight.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCQ/is_5_20/ai_n13455778   (752 words)

 First Peoples National Party of Canada - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Historically First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have not participated in politics to our fullest extent.
The House of Commons and the Canadian Parliament must represent the values and philosophy our peoples, the FPNP is a vehicle to make this a reality.
The red background on which the circles rest remind us of who the Original Inhabitants are and of the inherent rights to that Land that exist.
www.fpnpoc.ca   (372 words)

 First Peoples Cultural Foundation: Generating Support for Aboriginal Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Foundation works with its sister organization, the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council to ensure fair and equal access for all funds raised and to all programs available.
June 21st 2006, FPCF Office - Bastion Square, Victoria, BC The First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council invites you to their National Aboriginal Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 21st 2006 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
September is Spring in southern Africa, so luckily it wasn’t too hot for Tracey Herbert and Peter Brand of The First People’s Cultural Foundation who participated in WITFOR 2005, held at the Gaborone International Conference Centre, Botswana.
www.fpcf.bc.ca   (517 words)

 Saskatchewan History - the first peoples
Some believe that the first people to live in Saskatchewan arrived about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago across the Bering land bridge that once connected Asia to Alaska.
The people who lived in the central and southern regions hunted and followed the herds of animals.
The Métis were a group of people evolved from the fur traders and the Indian peoples.
www.saskschools.ca /~gregory/firstnations/first.html   (482 words)

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