Before first contact with the Europeon settlers the first nations tribes were found across the land. They lived in relative peace with each other and each tribe looked after their own.
The First Nations tribes each had different cultures, religions and traditions. They were very diverse, relishing in the freedom to worship their individual religions and traditions. They were a very spiritual people believing that the earth will take car of you if you take care of the earth.
The First Nations tribes also traded with each other. They did not use currency but instead traded item to each side that the other needed or wanted. They believed in helping one another and sharing resources to survive. These traditions and practices would change when the Europeans arrived.
When the colonists first met the first nations they saw economic potential for themselves using the first nations. They used the first nations as hunters and guides to scout new lands. They instegated trade getting furs and giving disease covered blankets in return. Slowly but surely the relationship turned sour.
The First Nations started having their lands taken away and soon they began to lose their culture. They soon started not worshiping their gods and were forced to worship a different one. Now they were starting to lose their culture, some fought back but were defeated in the end.
Then The government made the residential schools to assimilate the first nations children. The first nations culture were assimilated even more with the schools. No more different tribes no more traditions there tradition was broken more and more and the effects of the colonialism of the the Europeons are still seen today