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Grade 10: Native Studies: Introduction

Native studies provides students in Ontario schools with a broad range of knowledge related to Aboriginal peoples to help them better understand Aboriginal issues of public interest discussed at the local, regional, and national levels.

Important Information

This guide has been created as an important discussion starter for our students and staff to learn about Canada's Native people.  This is not meant to be a representation of all Native groups.  We wish to respect the teachings of First Nations, Metis, Inuit groups and welcome your input.  Please direct your submissions in 'recommend a resource' box on the introduction page.  

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Introduction to the Grade 10 Native Studies Libguide

"Aboriginal peoples" is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal people: Indians (commonly referred to as First Nations), Métis and Inuit. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. About 1.4 million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person, according to the 2011 National Household Survey.

Reference Sources

Suggested Keywords

  • urbanization
  • marginalization 
  • birth rate
  • sovereignty
  • self-determination 
  • jurisdiction 
  • culture
  • assimilation
  • Indian Act
  • Metis
  • Inuit
  • treaty
  • enfranchisement 
  • alliance
  • reconciliation 

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