Classification of Aboriginal identity


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).

The classification of Aboriginal identity classifies persons. However, certain of its classes may also be used to classify responses (see classification of Aboriginal group response). 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 identity, only the definitions pertaining to the classification of persons need be used.

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