First Nations societies with an historical continuity of pre-colonial invasion of their territories. Peoples and nations who consider themselves distinct from the societies that are now prevailing on those same territories.
The culture of the Abenaki First Nation is rich with a large variety of oral histories, traditional teachings, split basketry, drumming, dancing and lively folklore.
The Anishinaabeg of the Anishinaabe First Nation are not insulted when the name Algonquin is given them but, they definitely prefer to be called Anishinaabe.
The Atikamekw First Nation managed to keep their traditional language, their culture and their land. Atikamekw means whitefish in Atikamek.
The Huron-Wendat First Nation are members of the Iroquoian language family. Wendat is the name and Huron is the nickname given by the French.
Two Innu First Nation communities called Sheshatshiu Innu and Mushuau Innu both located in an area called Nitassinan or "our land".
The Maliseet First Nation is located on both sides of the border simply because this is were the Malécites lived long before Canada and United States ever existed.
The Mikmaq First Nation of the Algonquian language family. Mi'kmaw to describe one person or object, Mi'kmaq to describe more then one person or object.
The Mohawk First Nation is part of the powerful Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the Six Nations Confederacy. Iroquois in French, Six Nations in English.
When the Europeans first arrived, the Naskapi First Nation were living off caribou hunting, an activity that provided them with food, clothing and tools.
The Inuit First Peoples, Inuk singular, Inuit plural and Inuit "the people" in Inuktitut so, "Inuit First Peoples" is the equivalent of "Peoples First Peoples".
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