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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.
Throughout its past, Canada has had a checkered history of welcoming people at its borders.
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.
While thousands of eastern Europeans poured into Canada to settle the prairie west, a few hundred elected to return to their roots and build an agricultural utopia in the new Soviet Russia. Utopian, it wasn’t.
Starting in 1975, Canada opened its doors to a flood of refugees fleeing Indochina.