Despite Canada being a relatively young country (confederation dating back only 150 years ago) our original inhabitants are estimated to have prospered on Canada’s land for 12,000 years. The history of Canada’s Indigenous people is complex and oftentimes painful, but nonetheless part of the rich fabric that makes up our country.
There are over 1.4 million Indigenous Canadians in our great country. Belonging to roughly 600 unique bands with nearly 30 languages spoken between them, Canada’s First Nations people have unique customs, traditions and a deep history. It’s time we share with you their stories.