There are "6" Cultural Areas.
-Western and Eastern
Cultural groups were separated this way because of (1) “groups that are or were similar in culture and history,” For example they had the same style of clothes, houses and food sources.
|Aboriginal Cultures Groups Map. (2011). Uploaded by O, Canada!. Available online at: https://1eonsauce.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/aboriginal-culture-groups-map-best.png|
Prior to the first European contact (2) (France in 1534) there were approximately 50 major languages. They were 12 distinct language families but countless dialects.
Language is arguably the most important part of the First People's culture and history.
Roughly 94% of Indigenous languages are at risk of extinction.
Manitoba is a part of 3 Cultural Areas.
-Subarctic (East & West)
Manitoba is also a part of 5 language families.