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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. An Indian settlement or band.
  • n. The indigenous peoples of Canada (not including Inuit or Metis).
  • n. The indigenous peoples of any country or region.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a First Nation or the First Nations.


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  • 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. 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  • "This report exposes the rights violations and other infringements we experience as a result of unjust and outdated pro-industry BC mining laws, and the failure of the federal government to meet its duties to us as defined in its international agreements and the Canadian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

    Home | Mail Online

  • 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

  • And that's why a coalition of Muslim, First Nation and humanitarian organizations with broad Yemeni support has proposed an initiative to assist the people of Yemen in resolving their conflicts peacefully and inclusively, and furthermore to eliminate the threat of al Qaeda in Yemen.

    Dr. David Liepert: How To Really Help Yemen Stop Their Civil War

  • The tribal solutions to North America's First Nation's tribal problems rest in tribal culture: in the form of a non-violent, time-tested and effective consultative approach to conflict resolution, rooted in honored ancient traditions of respect and hospitality that all our peoples share, but melded into the world of today with communication technologies that let it cross modern borders with ease.

    Dr. David Liepert: How To Really Help Yemen Stop Their Civil War

  • But what about the cultural divide between First Nation and Muslim culture and religion?

    Dr. David Liepert: How To Really Help Yemen Stop Their Civil War


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