Kumtuks short videos on history, policies, and general knowlege about British Columbia

Category: civic education

Roots of Government in Canada & British Columbia

https://youtu.be/KbHornUQ6mg Why are the parliamentary and municipal systems of government so different? Some insights can come from looking at how these systems evolved. There are three main aspects of government – executive, legislative and judicial. Parliament started with a legislative focus and later adopted executive functions. Municipal governments started with a judicial focus maintaining public […]

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First Nations in early British Columbia: an aboriginal perspective

Early modern British Columbia began with the arrival of traders from the North West Company. They were welcomed and supported by the First Nations. When the North West Company merged with the Honorable Hudson Bay Company it gained powers of government over its trading communities; according to King George Third’s Proclamation of 1763 First Nations […]

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First Nations Architecture

First Nations architecture in southern British Columbia Canada is described and explained in this short video documentary. Songs, chants and dances from local First Nations and Indian Bands have been covered in other films but this focuses on other aspects of culture. Insights into the architecture of traditional aboriginal building in southern British Columbia as […]

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