Classification of Aboriginal group response


The term "First Nations" can be used instead of the term "First Nations (North American Indian)" if accompanied by the following footnote:

First Nations refers to First Nations (North American Indian).

This classification only applies to those persons who are First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit). These are the three groups defined as the Aboriginal peoples of Canada in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2).

The classification of Aboriginal group response classifies individual responses. However, the terms in this classification may also be used to classify persons (see classification of Aboriginal group). The definitions presented here for the terms First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and Inuk (Inuit) reflect the use of these terms in both the classification of persons and the classification of responses. When presenting data on Aboriginal group response, only the definitions pertaining to the classification of responses need be used.

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