FIRST PEOPLES HALL
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, (Québec), K1A 0M8
The First Peoples Hall celebrates the history, diversity, creativity, resourcefulness and endurance of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In doing so, it presents a vivid record of cultural richness and a story of survival, renewal and vitality. Through more than 2,000 historical and contemporary objects, images and documents, the First Peoples Hall depicts the traditional cultures of Aboriginal peoples across Canada and how European contact and settlement impacted the people and their cultures. Visitors will encounter ceremonial and everyday objects, such as clothing and tools, as well as ceremonial objects and some of the oldest artifacts in the Museum’s collection — amongst them one of the oldest representations of a human face. Visitors will also discover ancient and contemporary interpretations of myths and other traditional ways of knowledge, as well as videos, art and vivid dioramas. They will learn about the achievements of contemporary Aboriginal peoples in ev...