Tag: Hudson’s Bay Company

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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Columbia: the forgotten history of British Columbia

This video is about the formative time before we were officially named British Columbia. Columbia, or Proto British Columbia, was the direct precursor of our province and its tragic story haunted the important figures of our early history. Its story contains important lessons and inspiration for our future. The North West Company established the first […]

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