What Nationhood Means to First Nations People

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What Nationhood Means to First Nations People
As the creation of unjust treaties was based on cultural language differences, defining relevant terms is important. According to the National Association of Friendship
Centres
(NAFC), which provides open educational resources regarding indigenous people, First Nations are the indigenous people of Canada who are not Inuit or
Metis
, “defined as ‘
indians’
under the Indian Act” (NAFC 1). The term “First Nation”
is
a combined substitute for “band” and a respectful replacement for “Indian;” it should be noted that the term “Indian” is considered derisive by native people of Canada. NAFC further describes “nationhood” as the state of being a nation, and “nation” as a sovereign state with a...
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