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Who are the aboriginal peoples in Canada ?

The aboriginal peoples were the first people to live in Canada.

What are the three main groups of the aboriginal peoples?

The three main groups are the first nations, the Inuit and the metis.

From who are the metis descended ?

The metis are descended from nearly breach and English fur traders and first nation women.

The federal government placed aboriginal children in residential schools to educate and assimilate them. How did the aboriginal peoples feel about the schools?

The Aboriginal people did not welcome the schools, as aboriginal language and cultural practice's were prohibited.

Which group of aboriginal peoples makes up more than half of the population in the Northwest territories and Nunavut?

The Inuit make up more than half of the population of the Northwest territories and Nunavut.

Why are the aboriginal peoples of Canada working towards self government ?

The aboriginal people of Canada are working toward self government to keep their unique cultures and languages alive and to regain control over desicions that affect their lives.

Who has major responsibilities on first nations (aboriginal peoples) reserves ?

The major responsibilities on first nations reserves are taken care of by band chiefs and councilors.