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Old 06-02-2000, 11:01 AM   #3
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I was just recently reading a book about treaty rights. In the preface of the book was the debate and the reason they chose to refer to Indians as indians. It was chosen to refer as such, because all the treaties had been written as such.

For the others and for myself, I use Anishnabe most of all because that is our name for ourselves. But I also use "shinnob", native, native american, and probably indian too.

However, when I teach within the local schools I make mention of the many names that we have been given so that the children can understand that all of these terms refer to indian people and are in fact, referenced as such throughout the books they may read.

The term indigeneous is used more and more and probably most of all in canada. in canada, the people are in reserve communities not reservations and they are referred to as first nation bands not tribes. I hear the term indigeneous more often than not there.
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