Membertou is an urban First Nation community of over 1,400 people in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and one of the most dynamic and economically successful Native bands in all of Canada.
Here you will find articles focusing on Canada’s aboriginal peoples and their rich culture. This is also the home of Canada’s First Peoples, the column by Hans Tammemagi which appears regularly on Roadstories.
Bill Reid, the most influential Native artist in Canada over the past half century, was born in 1920 to a Haida mother and an American father.
Alex Wells is a world champion Hoop Dancer from B.C. and a leader in First Nations culture. His traditional dances portray real and mythical creatures.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) houses a massive collection of First Nations art including a longhouse, whaling canoes, thunderbirds and Hetux.
Yukon First Nations have a long history and a fascinating culture. After decades of repression, First Nations culture has emerged and is flourishing in the Yukon.
Wanuskewin is a special, sacred place. In Cree it means living in harmony. The Wanuskewin Heritage Park is in southern Saskatchewan just north of Saskatoon.
The Haida First Nation comes from the wild coast of northern British Columbia south of Alaska in an archipelago of more than 200 islands called Haida Gwaii.
Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge is a most unusual hotel on the edge of the gritty Downtown Eastside. The lobby is a Native art gallery bursting with carvings…
While driving through Saskatchewan near Prince Albert, I was surprised to notice that, although there is a sign at Batoche, there is not a lot to tell passers-by about the history of what took place there.
The smell of wood fires, the crunching sound of walking on frozen snow, the shuffle of boots through black spruce needles and the cozy relief of a hot drink warming mitten-clad fingers; these are the sensations of First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.
Like a beautiful set of nesting Russian dolls carved out of limestone, the largest freshwater island in the world is over 1000 square miles in area, itself containing over 100 lakes, many of which have their own islands.