Category Archives: First Nations

LAC posts photos of Residential Schools

Library and Archives Canada has published photos online from its collection on Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. The first set of photos posted were taken in Alberta, with plans to post photos from other provinces throughout the year.

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Voyageur artist Frances Anne Hopkins recorded part of Canada’s history

On the French Canadian Cultural Alliance of the Great Lakes’ website, Wisconsin-based MaryEllen Weller-Smith writes a fascinating story about Frances Anne Hopkins (née Beechey), an English artist who painted some of the most recognizable images of the voyageur world. Hopkins travelled with her … Continue reading


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Sleep in a First Nations long house

For family historians planning a research trip in the Quebec City area, there is now an extraordinary way to make your stay feel deeply entrenched in the region’s history. The Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, Quebec, about 15 minutes north of Quebec … Continue reading

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