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46277Re: TERM: First Nations

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  • Melvyn
    Jun 6, 2011
      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@...> wrote:

      > "First Nations" is just a way of saying "Indians and Eskimos" that is less awkward and politically loaded than the US term "Native American".

      Careful. Seems that officially not all "aboriginal peoples" are included:

      First Nations is a term of ethnicity that refers to the aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis.

      Collectively, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples constitute aboriginal peoples in Canada, indigenous peoples of the Americas or first peoples.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_nations

      Probably best to stick to the calque translation.

      BR

      M.
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