Canada's First Nations came from Asia. And include Cree, Micmac, Abenaki, and Ojibwa.
Canada has adopted multiculturalism - Acceptance of many cultures.
From 1968 to 1979 and 1980 to 1984, Pierre Trudeau, a Prime Minister led an effort to add the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the Canadian Constitution. The Charter is similar to the U.S Constitution's Bill of Rights.
Europeans were drawn to Canada with its abundant fishing and fur trading. In the 1800s, gold and other minerals were discovered.
Canada has transportation corridors-paths that make transportation easier. Rivers, coastal waters, and canals are ways of transportation. Canada also has transportation barriers-geographic features that prevent or slow down transportation.
Canada's Multicultural Society
Hockey is one of the good things in Canada. From 1994 to 2000, the United Nations ranked Canada as the best of 175 countries in health, education, and wealth.
Many Canadians are Bilingual, which means they speak two languages. English and French. There are also Francophones, who are French-speaking people.
Yet Canadians still seek a national identity, or a sense of belonging to a nation, to unite its many immigrant cultures.