First Farmers

Which of the SPARK questions below could you find out more about? Use these questions to help you focus your research and find information.

What role did agriculture play in the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples?

 

How did First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing affect their agricultural practices?

 

How did First Nation knowledge of the land contribute to early agriculture in Alberta or other communities in Canada?

 

How do First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing contribute to agricultural practices today?

 

To what extent did First Nations, Métis and Inuit concept of interconnectedness impact the land and resources in the past and present?

 

Has the idea of respectful use of land and resources changed over time? In what ways?

 

THINK ABOUT what you know about the relationships that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people had to plants and animals in their environments. Consider how this knowledge of the environment helped early settlers and homesteaders. Find examples of the types of food that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people ate. Describe how some of these foods are used today.

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