• synonyms

First Nation

noun Usually First Nations.
  1. any of the indigenous peoples or Indian communities of Canada, especially one formally recognized by the Canadian government.
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Also called First People.
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British Dictionary definitions for first peoples

First Peoples

pl n
  1. Canadian a collective term for the Native Canadian peoples, the Inuit, and the Métis
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First Nation

noun (also without capitals)
  1. Canadian another name for band 1 (def. 5)
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