It is important to remember that Indigenous nations are very diverse. Not only are there First Nations, Inuit, and Métis nations, but there are many First Nations, each with their own histories, cultures, and languages. Furthermore, there is much variation among Inuit communities. While there are some commonalities when it comes to the importance of the relationship to the land and the effects of colonization, it is important to keep the distinctiveness of each nation, each community, and each individual in mind. For more on the differences between the above terms, please see the "Terminology" section on the Indigenous 101 board.
"Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think, and act for myself." Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, 1879
In this atlas, you will find outstanding reference maps of Indigenous Canada, as well as a section devoted to Truth and Reconciliation, including detailed pages on many aspects of the topic with contemporary and historical photography, maps and more.