First Nations Stories
First Nations people (both status & non-status) are the descendants of the original inhabitants of the country now known as Canada. Wishing to expand its territory in the new land, the invading British forces made "treaties" with the indigenous peoples they found there.
These "treaties" promised a great number of things to the
original peoples in exchange for them literally giving up an entire way
of life and the freedom to move unchallenged throughout their traditional
territories. Today's First Nations peoples are the descendants of those
who made the treaties with the newcomers. First Nations peoples are considered
sovereign people distinct from Canadian, Metis and Inuit peoples.
This digital collection was produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital Collections Initiative, Industry Canada.