FIRST PEOPLES: A Guide for Newcomers

First-PeoplesThis guide prepared by the City of Vancouver is an excellent introduction to First Peoples of Canada.

“Vancouver welcomes newcomers from all parts of the world. Newcomers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about First Peoples because of language barriers, access to information, or the time to learn. They may have few opportunities to meet Aboriginal people in their daily lives and may learn about Aboriginal people only in the news. Yet, learning about the rich and diverse history and experiences of Canada’s First Peoples is key to building understanding between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal communities.

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers aims to fill the need for clear information in simple language about the First Peoples in Vancouver. It introduces newcomers to three important topics: who are Aboriginal people (or First Peoples) in Vancouver and Canada; a brief overview of the relationship between the Government of Canada and First Peoples; and current initiatives and ways for newcomers to learn more about Aboriginal people in the community.”     Open pdf here

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