Friday, September 30, 2016

The First Peoples-Lifestyles

Today in our History class, we continued to learn about the first Peoples of Canada. We took notes on things like Justice and conflicts, Relationships, and Leaders.

Justice & Conflict
-everyone works towards the good of the community
-everybody shares their stuff with each other, so there wasn't nearly as much theft as there is now
-people who broke the customs were seen as "out of balance" (customs could be mental, spiritual, physical, or emotional)

-the people offended were consoled by elders to make amends and restore harmony
-the event of a serious crime (like murder) was considered a responsibility of the whole community(supervision, guidance, or isolation for a period of time)

- All communities practiced self-governance
-most group decisions happened through consensus
-decisions needed to be for the good of everyone (in present + future/ humans, animals and nature)

-decided in any ways depending on the group or family (family ties, abilities like hunting/ negotiating)
-Could change often depending on: >community confidence >season >community status (peaceful, in conflict, in crisis, etc...)

The First Peoples (2007). Uploaded by Goldi Productions Ltd.
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 Historical Quotes Of The Day:
"Our greatest glory is not never falling, but in rising every time we fall" ~Confucius

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past" ~Thomas Jefferson

Both quotes: History Quotes (2001-2016). Uploaded by unknown. Available online at:

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