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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

"First Nations and Métis peoples played a significant role in Canada in the War of 1812. The conflict forced various Indigenous peoples to overcome longstanding differences and unite against a common enemy. It also strained alliances, such as those in the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy in which some branches were allied with American forces. Most First Nations strategically allied themselves with Great Britain during the war, seeing the British as the lesser of two colonial evils and the group most interested in maintaining traditional territories and trade…"
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Paul B03 Aug 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Does anyone know where the video extract in the link above comes from?

Steve Wilcox08 Aug 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

Not sure if you noticed at the end of the video, but it's one of the Heritage Minutes, one-minute videos of various moments in Canadian history, so not really an extract as such, more like the full feature, albeit very short!

I used to see them on TV here in Canada! :)

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