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A Wki page can have more than one category. This article needs to be linked to both the country category and to the general LC category of "Indians of North America." Please do not remove the latter category designation.[[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 14:47, 20 March 2008 (MDT)
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A Wki page can have more than one category. This article needs to be linked to both the country category and to the general LC category of "Indians of North America." Please do not remove the latter category designation.[[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 14:47, 20 March 2008 (MDT) <!--{12060459971070} -->
  
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=== First Nations/Indians of Canada  ===
  
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It's my understanding that Native American groups north of the U.S. border refer to themselves as First Nations and not Indians. Should this page and the pages for the different provinces of Canada be changed to First Nations of... as opposed to Indians of...? If I'm incorrect on this please let me know.
  
It's my understanding that Native American groups north of the U.S. border refer to themselves as First Nations and not Indians. Should this page and the pages for the different provinces of Canada be changed to First Nations of... as opposed to Indians of...? If I'm incorrect on this please let me know.
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-- [[User:Lotje2|Lotje2]] 06:00, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
  
-- [[User:Lotje2|Lotje2]] 06:00, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
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You are correct that First Nations is the preferred term for most Indians in Canada.&nbsp; However, the Inuit and Metis seem to be considered separate groups.&nbsp; These pages were created by Jimmy Parker and I was going to work on them back in 2009 but my other duties got in the way.&nbsp; He thought "Indians of ...." would be most appropriate.&nbsp; The problem I see is that when someone is searching ... some will search for "First Nations"&nbsp; and some will search for "Indians."&nbsp; Still others might search for "aboriginal" or "indigenous" which are older terms which have fallen out of favor.&nbsp; There should be a page for Inuit and Metis, which I will create in due time.&nbsp; Perhaps we need several categories?&nbsp; Not sure how to handle this.

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A Wki page can have more than one category. This article needs to be linked to both the country category and to the general LC category of "Indians of North America." Please do not remove the latter category designation.Jbparker 14:47, 20 March 2008 (MDT)

First Nations/Indians of Canada

It's my understanding that Native American groups north of the U.S. border refer to themselves as First Nations and not Indians. Should this page and the pages for the different provinces of Canada be changed to First Nations of... as opposed to Indians of...? If I'm incorrect on this please let me know.

-- Lotje2 06:00, 21 July 2012 (UTC)


You are correct that First Nations is the preferred term for most Indians in Canada.  However, the Inuit and Metis seem to be considered separate groups.  These pages were created by Jimmy Parker and I was going to work on them back in 2009 but my other duties got in the way.  He thought "Indians of ...." would be most appropriate.  The problem I see is that when someone is searching ... some will search for "First Nations"  and some will search for "Indians."  Still others might search for "aboriginal" or "indigenous" which are older terms which have fallen out of favor.  There should be a page for Inuit and Metis, which I will create in due time.  Perhaps we need several categories?  Not sure how to handle this.