Canadian Culture

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Each and every one of the world's many nations is unique in its own way. No two nations are the same in terms of the way they live. Whether it is driving on the right or left side of the road, pronouncing words a certain way or using hand gestures to communicate different meanings, each nation of the world has something that allows it to stand out. This uniqueness can come from certain religions, cultural practices, geography, history or from a multitude of other reasons. Despite this, a unique nation usually gains its originality and identity from its people. The way the people interact, live, work, play and have come to exist dictate how others perceive them as a culture. Canada is a provocative country with a divergent population. Each individual culture brings a meaningful element of intangibility that sets us apart as one of the most interesting and exclusive places to live in the entire world. Canada's identity spurs from its original founding people; The French, English and Aboriginals. To understand Canada is to understand the history and culture of each people to know what it truly means to be Canadian. Early Canada was a three way affair with Aboriginals, British peoples and French peoples playing a part in its creation. Over time, each has played a significant role in the development of Canada as a unique state. Firstly, the founding members of Canada must be discussed. Aboriginals were the first inhabitants of Canada. The aboriginal people are thought to have migrated to Canada via a land bridge that connected it to East Asia over 16,000 years ago. Likely to have been Siberian, these people pursued the migration patterns of animals they hunted and dispersed throughout Canada. Tribes such as the Inuit (Arctic), Hu... ... middle of paper ... ...013. Goebel, Ted. " The Late Pleistocene Dispersal of Modern Humans in the Americas" Science Magazine. 319. (2008). 14967-1501. Print. Innis, Harold A. The Fur Trade in Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History. Toronto: University of Toronto, 2001. Print. Papillon, Martin. "Aboriginal Peoples and Quebec: Competing or Coexisting Nationalisms?" Ottawa: University of Ottawa. Print. Poutanen, Dr. Marry Anne. "Aboriginal Peoples in Northern North America before Contact" CANS 200. Strathcona Anatomy and Dental Building, Montreal. 9 Sept 2013. Poutanen, Dr. Marry Anne. "The Conquest as Rupture and Continuity" CANS 200. Strathcona Anatomy and Dental Building, Montreal. 16 September 2013 "The Vikings and Canada." Canada History. The Government of Canada, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.

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