First Nation

noun Usually First Nations.

any of the indigenous peoples or Indian communities of Canada, especially one formally recognized by the Canadian government.

Also called First People. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for first peoples

First Peoples

pl n

Canadian a collective term for the Native Canadian peoples, the Inuit, and the Métis

First Nation

noun (also without capitals)

Canadian another name for band 1 (def. 5)
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