tlantic Canada has been home to Aboriginal peoples for at least 500 generations.
These groups were separated by settlement areas that changed and shifted over time.
All followed similar ways of life based on hunting, fishing and harvesting a variety of wild foods.
Communities dispersed and came together at different times during the year, as different natural resources became available.
had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population.
On reserves, First Nations is being supplanted by members of various nations referring to themselves by their group or ethnical identity.
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