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Aboriginal Australians face these same challenges (See Appendix). The language of the Canadian court system presents an additional obstacle for aboriginal people. The Reverend Stan McKay, a Fisher Lake Cree from Manitoba and the first aboriginal Moderator of the United Church of Canada, sees the current land claim process as a continuation of colonial domination and dispossession. The very language of land claims runs counter to aboriginal values and relationship with the land. ”³¹ Despite the impact of missionaries and government interference, story telling and oral traditions remain a distinctive part of North American Indian culture.

However, once the French had capitulated, the British lost no time in withdrawing the “presents” which they viewed as no longer necessary. But the Indians regarded the agreements differently. To them, the gifts were not only symbols of their renewed allegiance with the English but also an agreed-upon price for occupation and use of their lands. With the French defeated, rumours quickly spread that the British were going to seize Indian lands for settlement. The Indians were well aware of the danger they faced.

Sixty years later, the Hudson’s Bay Company was granted its charter over Rupert’s Land. The fur trade and whaling operations in the northeastern Arctic (Davis Strait) were followed by missionary activity. The first mission of the Moravian Church was established in 770 on the coast of Labrador. Later, the Franklin Expedition (845–48) brought international attention to the High Arctic. The Land and the People ◉ c hapte r on e 3 But apart from these activities, the people of the north were left largely undisturbed until the latter half of the twentieth century.

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