If stones could speak, the bedrock of the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, would never stop talking. Throughout the years, the river that runs through the capital of Canada has borne all manner of watercraft, from the birch-bark canoes of Algonquin hunters to the iron-hulled steamboats of the Union Forwarding & Railway Company.
Stories of the First Nations Aboriginal People of Canada, who are not Inuit or Metis. There are 634 First Nations Governments in Canada. About half of which are in Ontario and British Columbia.
Campobello Island in the Bay of Fundy, is the home to a unique international park that is run by the governments of both Canada and the United States.Campobello was first settled by the Passamaquoddy First Nation. The French explorers Sieur de Monts and Samuel de Champlain on their expedition to
Articles of a Treaty made and concluded this twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, between HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN of Great Britain and Ireland, by Her Commissioners, the Honorable DAVID LAIRD, Lieutenant-Governor and Indian Superintendent of the North-West Territories, and JAMES FARQUHARSON MACLEOD,
Treaty Seven was a peace treaty made between two nations - the tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. By Her Commissioners, the honorable David Laird, Lieutenant Governor and Indian Superintendent of the North-West Territories, and James Farquharson Macleod, C.M.G., Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police. When Treaty
Historians will tell you that the Rideau Canal system, which connects Lake Ontario to the Ottawa River, was begun in 1826 under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel John By.But in fact the history goes back much further and involves around 50,000 First Nations Peoples.The Algonquin People have inhabited the area
Animals, elements, the solar system, and natural phenomena are revered by the Apaches. That which is beyond their understanding is always ascribed to the supernatural.In the beginning nothing existed--no earth, no sky, no sun, no moon, only darkness was everywhere.Suddenly from the darkness emerged a thin disc, one side yellow
There are roughly 8000 Algonquin Indians in Canada today. They are organized into nine nations in Quebec and one nation in Ontario. The Algonquin Indians were the victims of European Politics. The banding together of the Iroquois Confederacy drove the Algonquins from their land. When the French arrived the Algonkian's began
If you are ever invited to a Potlach Ceremony, forget about bringing a gift for the host. Just bring a large bag to carry home the gifts you are given. It has been said that it is greater to give than to receive, and for Canadian west-coast Indians, the potlach was the
Napi, known as Old Man, is the culture hero of the Blackfoot tribe. Napi is often portrayed as a trickster, a troublemaker, and a foolish being. But he is a well-intentioned demigod responsible for shaping the world the Blackfoot Indians live in. He would often teach the Blackfoot people important things.
If I asked you to identify one story of the Metis, you would probably mention Louis Riel. And you would be right; Riel was probably the best known Métis in Canada's history. But there many others. This article is about a couple of them that have common threads with Riel.