Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

有人知道first nation這個詞的涵義麼


他說到了first nation這個詞


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  • 2 decades ago
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    first nation = 原住民民族 (nation 在此指「民族」的意思)" First nation " 並非泛指全世界各地的原住民民族,而是加拿大官方對當地原住民印地安人(Indians)的正式名稱。更詳細的說明請參照以下文章:


    First Nation has gained wide acceptance in Canada since the early 1980s. Like Native American (which has little currency in Canada), First Nation provides a respectful alternative to Indian, a term that is more likely to be taken as directly offensive in Canada than it is in the United States. However, there are several differences between the Canadian and American expressions. First Nation is essentially a political term, promoted from within the indigenous community as a substitute for band in referring to any of the numerous aboriginal groups formally recognized by the Canadian government under the federal Indian Act of 1876. Unlike Native American, it is not a comprehensive term for all indigenous peoples of the Americas or even of Canada, and while it is often used loosely in referring to Indian groups or communities other than those specified in the 1876 Act, it specifically does not include non-Indian peoples such as the Inuit or the Métis. Although each recognized band or community is a First Nation, the term is more commonly used in the plural with a general collective sense, as in a history of the First Nations in eastern Canada or a program designed for First Nations youth. There is no related form for an individual who is a member of a First Nation; officially, such a person is known as a status Indian.

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    2 decades ago



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