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Group 3 EDUC 141: Indigenous Studies - Unit 1: Culture and Identity

Terminology Indian - Legal name given to those under the Indian Act. Name given to the First peoples of North America, because they thought that they have discovered India; Hence the Name Indian Aboriginal - An all inclusive term describing the first inhabitants of North America First Nations - More socially acceptable than Indian, Due to the misuse of the word Indian. Neither Metis nor Inuit. Metis - Inuit - Non-status Indian - Indigenous - Indian Act - Treaty Indian - Enfranchisement -