Norse explorers meet the Indigenous people (possibly Dorset, Thule or Beothuk) on Baffin Island and in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. The Norse settlements ran into problems, especially clashes with the aboriginal peoples, whom the Vikings called Skraelings,. Around 1009 AD Þorfinnr, or Thorfinn, Karlsefni took up the challenge of permanently settling Vinland.