History and Origins
The film excerpts in this theme look at the creation myth of the Wendat, the life of the Mi’kmaq before European settlement, the origin of the word “Canada,” and the question of territory under the English and French regimes.
A list of related NFB films, written resources and Web sites is made available in this section. It presents additional information on the underlying subjects to this theme. The list is not meant to be definitive or complete but rather a guide to assist you in learning more about the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. If you are also interested in French resources, please consult the French version of this Web site.