Indigenous

Indigenous People

Indigenous peoples in Canada

Indigenous peoples in Canada, also known as Aboriginal Canadians are the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of Canada. They comprise the First Nations, Inuit and Métis, or by the initialism FNIM, Although “Indian” is a term still commonly used in legal documents, the descriptors “Indian” and “Eskimo” have somewhat fallen into disuse in Canada and some consider them to be pejorative. Similarly, “Aboriginal” as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act, 1982, though in some circles that word is also falling into disfavour. (Wikipedia).

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Link to ISC