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Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
First people to live in Canada
What are the three main groups of Aboriginal people?
First Nations, Inuit, Métis
From whom are the Métis descended?
First Nations women and English traders of French fur traders
Which group of Aboriginal peoples make up more than half the population of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut?
Inuit
Why are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada working toward self-government?
So they can regain control over decisions that affect them
What does Confederation mean?
Joining of provinces and territories to create country of Canada
What is the Candadian Constitution?
System of laws and conventions Canadians use to govern themselves
What year was Confederation?
1867
When did the British North America Act come into effect?
1867
Why is the British North America Act important in Canadian history?
Made the Confederation official
Which four provinces first formed Confederation?
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Novia Scotia
Whish was the last province to join Canada?
Nunavut, 1999
When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
July 1 - the anniversary of the Confederation
Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
Sir John A. McDonald ($10 bill)
Why is the Contitution Act, 1982, important in Canadian history?
Gave the Parliament of Canada the power to change its Constitution
(British Parliament had to approve changes before)
What song is Canada's national anthem?
O Canada
What does the Canadian flag look like?
Red and white flag with a red maple leaf on the white part
Give the first two lines of Canada's national anthem.
O Canada! Our home and native land.
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
(With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The true North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.)
Where does the name "Canada" come from?
Huron-Iroquois word "kanata" means settlement
Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
Beaver (nickel)
What is the tower in the centre of Parliament buildings called?
The Peace Tower
What are the two official languages of Canada?
English and French
What are the two official languages of Canada?
English and French