Although responsible government had existed in Canada since 1848, Britain continued to set its foreign and defence policies until the end of the First World War.
The passing of the Statute of Westminster in 1931 recognized that Canada had become co-equal with the United Kingdom.
The Na-Dene language group is believed to be linked to the Yeniseian languages of Siberia.
The Interior of British Columbia was home to the Salishan language groups such as the Shuswap (Secwepemc), Okanagan and southern Athabaskan language groups, primarily the Dakelh (Carrier) and the Tsilhqot'in.
After the Constitution was patriated in 1982, the final vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament were removed.