First Peoples

First Peoples

First Peoples

Date posted: June 15, 2017

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.

Published by the City of Vancouver in 2014, this book was guided by a Working Group made up of First Nations and community members. While some of the information is specific to Vancouver and the surrounding area, there is introductory information that is useful in a larger context.

This book is available free online.

Also free online is Canada’s Aboriginal People, a collection of easy to read articles from The Westcoast Reader.

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