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.
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British Dictionary definitions for first peoples (1 of 2)
Canadian a collective term for the Native Canadian peoples, the Inuit, and the Métis
British Dictionary definitions for first peoples (2 of 2)
noun (also without capitals)
Canadian another name for band 1 (def. 5)
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