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Term: Indigenous Peoples / Indigenous Peoples in Canada

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-11-15


Also known as "Aboriginal peoples". This term refers to peoples belonging to one of three groups of Aboriginal peoples whose rights are recognized and affirmed in the Canadian constitution - First Nation, Metis, and Inuit (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 2017). These are three separate peoples with unique histories, geographies, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Related terms 


  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. About Indigenous peoples and communities. (Published on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website: - Accessed April 16, 2019). 2017. Available from: - click on [Abstract] button to view web page. [Abstract] (View)
  • Katz A, Avery Kinew K, Star L, Taylor C, Koseva I, Lavoie J, Burchill C, Urquia M, Basham A, Rajotte L, Ramayanam V, Jarmasz J, Burchill S. The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, Chartier M, Au W, MacWilliam L, Schultz J, Guenette W, Valdivia J. The Educational Outcomes of Children in Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2015. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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