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  • Canadian term for equivalent of "native american"

    December 20, 2006

  • Would you say "First nationer" to describe a "native american"?

    December 21, 2006

  • Awkward. Aboriginal tribes in Australia often describe themselves as nations. It's a political statement as much as anything. But as nation is very much identified in modern discourse with the nation state, it seems a strategy destined to leave most people perplexed.

    June 14, 2008