Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organized aboriginal group or community, especially any of the bands officially recognized by the Canadian government.

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  • noun An Indian settlement or band.
  • noun Canada, usually plural The indigenous peoples of Canada (not including Inuit or Metis).
  • noun Canada, less common The indigenous peoples of any country or region.
  • adjective usually in plural Of or pertaining to a First Nation or the First Nations.

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Examples

  • I know John Pontes personally and if you would take the time to talk to his personnel or just listen to his comments on the two-way radio he uses to control them you will know he is a racist who will call First Nation members “savages”, who will financial bind people to his hotel to keep them there as free labor.

    The HRC, Where The “Truth” Will Set You Back $7,000 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The male is described as First Nation, of slight build, 20-40 years old, with dark hair and light facial hair.

    SooNews.ca Headlines

  • First Nation, which is commonly known as Burnt Church.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • A 2005 report, Transformation: From Myth to Reality, commissioned by Canada, B.C., and the In-SHUCK-ch, calls the First Nation's communities "as isolated as any one can find in Canada", noting that the reserves lack safe road access and land-line telephones and aren't connected to the power grid.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • "This report exposes the rights violations and other infringements we experience as a result of unjust and outdated pro-industry BC mining laws, and the failure of the federal government to meet its duties to us as defined in its international agreements and the Canadian constitution," said Ms. Sam, a band councilor with the Nak'azdli First Nation, which is challenging the Mt. Milligan mine in its traditional territory because of the lack of meaningful consultation and environmental concerns.

    First Perspective News

  • AND they are thrilled to have the most politically correct Games in history, with all four local 'First Nation' tribes elevated to host nation status and a £2. 2m Aboriginal Pavilion

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  • At university she became involved as a political and environmental activist, and explored other spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, meditation, and indigenous First Nation ceremonies in Manitoba.

    Gabe Crane: Tu B'Shvat: An Ancient Jewish Holy Day For Modern Environmentalists

  • At university she became involved as a political and environmental activist, and explored other spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, meditation, and indigenous First Nation ceremonies in Manitoba.

    Gabe Crane: Tu B'Shvat: An Ancient Jewish Holy Day For Modern Environmentalists

  • At university she became involved as a political and environmental activist, and explored other spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, meditation, and indigenous First Nation ceremonies in Manitoba.

    Gabe Crane: Tu B'Shvat: An Ancient Jewish Holy Day For Modern Environmentalists

  • At university she became involved as a political and environmental activist, and explored other spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, meditation, and indigenous First Nation ceremonies in Manitoba.

    Gabe Crane: Tu B'Shvat: An Ancient Jewish Holy Day For Modern Environmentalists

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