a member of any of the numerous Indigenous groups registered as Indians under the federal Indian Act, having special rights and privileges and usually living on a reservation.
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British Dictionary definitions for status Indian
Canadian a member of a native Canadian people who is registered as an Indian under the federal Indian Act
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