ERIC Number: ED204038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Indians: An Introduction to Canada's Native People.
An introduction to Canada Natives briefly identifies the seven different culture areas which existed in Canada before the white man came, and the Indian tribes who lived in those areas. The booklet then gives more extensive description of the history and culture of the Huron (farmers of the Eastern Woodlands), the Blackfoot (Plains), the Ojibwa (hunters of the Eastern Woodlands), the Haida (Pacific Coast), and the Inuit (the Arctic). In another chapter, changes that came about as a result of Indian contact with white men are outlined. The next section describes the history and culture of the Metis (descendents of both Indians and Europeans). The final section discusses contemporary issues, including environmental protection, the Native way of life, differences in government provisions for the three groups of Canada Natives (status Indians, Metis and non-status Indians, and the Inuit), poverty, and opportunities for employment. (CM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: American Indian History; Blackfoot (Tribe); Canada; Haida (Tribe); Huron (Tribe); Metis (People); Ojibwa (Tribe)
Note: Sponsored in part by the Gladys and Merrill Muttart Foundation and Xerox of Canada, Ltd.