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Term: Band

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-10-25


A First Nation (community) that is governed under the Indian Act (1876) on the condition of having reserve land, having a trust fund held by the government for the community’s use and benefit, or being declared as a band by the Governor General ( Legal Line , 2019; Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, 2017). This term is specific to the Indian Act (1876) and is used rarely today.

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  • 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)
  • Legal Line. Nation and band membership. (Published on the Legal Line website: - Accessed April 16, 2019.). 2019. Available from: - click on [Abstract] button to view web page. [Abstract] (View)

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