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.
Also called First People.
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British Dictionary definitions for first nation

First Nation

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