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Aboriginal Nations
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28 - The Iroquois in Alberta
Summary:During the late 1780s the fur trading companies began to recruit from Iroquois communities around Montreal - in particular Kahnewahke. Listen to hear how the Iroquois came to Alberta.

Metis Family at Fort Chipewyan324 - The Métis, Part One
Summary:Who were the Métis? Historian David Leonard gives a brief history.

325 - The Métis, Part Two
Summary:More Métis moved to Alberta after the Métis Rebellion of 1870. Louis Riel once again challenges the dilution of the culture of the west.

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