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Anna Shumilak of The Hudson's Bay Company Archives talks about the Selkirk Settlers exhibit at the Manitoba Museum and shows us how the original plan of the Red River Colony laid the foundation for the development of the City of Winnipeg.
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Dr. Roland Sawatzky tells us about the Wintering Camp collection, artifacts discovered in an archaeological dig where the first work party of Selkirk Settlers wintered near York Factory on the Hudson’s Bay.
Tensions were high between the Northwest Company, Metis and the HBC employees and Selkirk Settlers as they competed over resources.
Dr. Harry Duckworth traces the colony from the original treaty between Lord Selkirk and the Hudson’s Bay Company to the treaty Selkirk signed with five local First Nations leaders.
Anna Shumilak of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives demonstrates how the lifestyles of settlers in the Red River colony can be revealed through the many diverse records available to the public at the Archives of Manitoba.
Dr. Roland Sawatzky, curator of history at The Manitoba Museum, tells the story of how the Red River settlement brought together people of a variety of backgrounds, which is visible today through the cultural artifacts of the colony.
Early twentieth-century photographs document the lives of marginalized Canadians.
Starting in 1975, Canada opened its doors to a flood of refugees fleeing Indochina.
Canada declared 2010 the year of the British Home Child to commemorate the thousands of poverty-stricken children sent here from Britain between 1869 and 1948.