Booklet - CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP STUDY QUESTIONS ANSWERS for...

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May 31, 2010 Last printed 5/31/2010 3:37:00 PM CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP STUDY QUESTIONS & ANSWERS for the City of Richmond, 2010 Section 1: Questions about Canada Aboriginal Peoples 1. Who are the Aboriginal peoples in Canada? The Aboriginal peoples were the first people to live in Canada. 2. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples? The three main groups are the First Nations, the Inuit, and the Metis. 3. From whom are the Metis descended? The Metis are descended from early French and English fur traders and First Nations women. 4. The federal government placed Aboriginal children in residential schools to educate and assimilate them. How did the Aboriginal people feel about the schools? The Aboriginal people did not welcome the schools, as Aboriginal language and cultural practices were prohibited. 5. Which group of Aboriginal peoples makes up more than half of the population in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut? The Inuit make up more than half of the population of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 6. Why are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada working toward self-government? The Aboriginal people of Canada are working toward self-government to keep their unique cultures and languages alive and to regain control over decisions that affect their lives. 7. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations (Aboriginal peoples) reserves? The major responsibilities on First Nations reserves are taken care of by Band chiefs and councilors. History 1. Where did the first European settlers in Canada come from? The first European settlers in Canada came from France. 2. Why did early explorers first come to Atlantic Canada? The early explorers first came to Atlantic Canada to fish and trade with Aboriginal peoples.
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