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First Nations CEF soldiers A041366.jpg
Elders with soldiers in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. ca. 1916..... More than 7,000 Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Métis served with British forces during First World War and Second World War. When Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939, the Aboriginal community quickly responded to volunteer. Four years later, in May 1943, the government declared that, as British subjects, all able Indian men of military age could be called up for training and service in Canada or overseas.
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Eskimo Family NGM-v31-p564.jpg
The traditional lifestyle of the Inuit is adapted to extreme climatic conditions; their essential skills for survival are hunting and trapping. Agriculture was never possible in the millions of square kilometers of tundra and icy coasts from Siberia to Northern America and Greenland. Hunting is at the core of Inuit culture.
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Ktunaxa (Kootenai) crewman aboard sternwheeler Duchess, near Golden BC 1887.JPG
A member of the Ktunaxa or Kootenai/Kootenay First Nation serving as a crewman aboard the stern wheeler Duchess, first steamboat to run on the Columbia River above Golden, BC - c.a 1887. The Ktunaxa people today live in southeastern British Columbia, Washington State, Idaho, and Montana. In Montana they are known as Ksanka. Traditionally these people have been known as Kootenay, which is an anglicism of the Blackfoot word used to refer to the Ktunaxa, so in some of their tribal organizations and activities, the Ktunaxa refer to themselves as Kootenay.
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Skwxwu7mesh Siiyamiyn.jpg
Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) leaders on North Vancouver warf in 1906 to send Joe Capilano for his trip to England. The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh[1] (pronounced [sqʷχʷúʔməʃ]), or Squamish, are an indigenous people of southwestern British Columbia, a part of the Salishan-speaking people. They speak the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language, which is a part of the Coast Salish linguistic grouping. When translated, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh renders into the people of the sacred water, referencing what they believe is the water in their territory and its spiritual healing properties.
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  1. ^ Historical rendering of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh is Sko-ko-mish but this should not be confused with the name of the Skokomish people of Washington state. The Semantics of Determiners: Domain restriction in Skwxwú7mesh

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MiKmaqStopSign.jpg
Stop sign in the Mi'Kmaq (Algonquian languages). Photo taken in the Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick, Canada. The Míkmaq (IPA: [miːɡmax]) are a First Nations peoples, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canada's Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. The nation has a population of about 40,000 of whom nearly 11,000 speak the Algonquian language Lnuísimk, more commonly known as "Micmac".
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AmbroiseDydimeLepine.jpg
Ambroise-Dydime Lépine (18 March 1840 – 8 June 1923) was a military leader of the Métis under the command of Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870. He was tried and sentenced to death for his role in the rebellion and for the execution of Thomas Scott, but his sentence was commuted by Governor General Lord Dufferin. He is buried in the churchyard of the St. Boniface Cathedral next to Riel.
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Nuxalk mask (UBC-2010).jpg
Nuxalk mask or "squXsEn" today located within the UBC Museum of Anthropology's collection in Vancouver, Canada. The Nuxalk Nation (Nuxalk: Nuxálk; IPA: [nuxálk], with the 'x' like German ach), also referred to as the Bella Coola or Bellacoola, are an Indigenous First Nation in Canada, living in the area in and around Bella Coola, British Columbia. Their language is also called Nuxalk.
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