By Ethan B
Before European contact the First Nations lived a relatively peaceful life. Aside from occasional spats with other tribes life was good.
The First Nations had a very unique perspective of the land. They thought that it belonged to no none and they only took what they needed
They were also very spiritual. They usually received cultural teachings from their elders.
After contact many things changed. Many children were taken from their families and were placed into residential schools. They were made to forget their old culture
When they assimilated into European culture things didn't magically get better. Most First Nations were harshly discriminated against.
When the Europeans arrived they had brought many diseases with them such as smallpox and whooping cough. These diseases decimated large percentages of First Nation people.
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