Aboriginal peoples



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  • Used in the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and U.S. context. Use the term "Indigenous peoples" in the international context and for other countries. In Canada, the term "aboriginal peoples" refers to the descendants of the first inhabitants/nations of Canada. Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 specifies that aboriginal peoples include the Indian, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada
  • Il s'agit des premiers habitants/nations d'un territoire, pays ou continent. Au Canada, l'article 35, paragraphe 2 de la Loi constitutionnelle de 1982 déclare que le «peuple autochtone du Canada» s'entend notamment des Indiens, des Inuit et des Métis du Canada.

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Aboriginal peoples

  • UF Native people

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