This Week in History
Aboriginal History Month
For the week of Monday May 30, 2011
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of these people and places. Parks Canada has been actively increasing the number of historic designations relating to Aboriginal history, as detailed in its National Historic Sites of Canada System Plan. An Approach to Aboriginal Cultural Landscapes explains special qualities that are often associated with sites that have deep meaning to Aboriginal peoples, while Parks Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat supports increasing the number of designations that illustrate Aboriginal history, and the presentation and interpretation of Aboriginal heritage.
Many past This Week in History stories have focused on people, places and events related to Aboriginal history. For example, A Voice of Sovereignty Dies and A Great Inuit Artist and Photographer commemorate Thayendanega and Peter Pitseolak respectively, while The Signing of the Gwaii Haanas Agreement outlines the events surrounding Nan Sdins.
These, along with Ambassadress of Peace, the Battle of Duck Lake: A Struggle for Land and a Way of Life, the Birth of a Pioneer in Canadian Poetry, Chief Membertou: The Great Captain, Chief Peguis: A Friend to the Selkirk Settlement, Death of Shanawdithit and the Beothuk, and Misto-ha-a-Musqua: Last Chief of the Free Plains Cree are among the stories relating to Aboriginal history that can be found in the This Week in History archives.
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