Canada

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Abstract

The first habitation in Canada dates from the last stages of the Pleistocene Ice Age up to 30,000 years ago. Tribes from Central and Northern Asia crossed the Bering Strait by a land bridge in search of mammoth, bison and elk. These hunter-gatherers were the forefathers of some of Canada’s native people referred to today as the First Nations. There are currently two other Aboriginal groups; the Inuit (Arctic people, formerly known as Eskimos) and the Métis. The Inuit were one of the last groups to arrive, around 1000 BC, whereas the Métis evolved from the union of natives and Europeans (mostly French).

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Nova Scotia British Columbia Executive Council Communication Road Royal Canadian Mount Police 
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