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Term used for Indigenous peoples in Canada

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In Canada, the First Nations are the predominant indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle. Those in the Arctic area are distinct and known as Inuit. The MΓ©tis, another distinct ethnicity, developed after European contact and relations primarily between First Nations people and Europeans. There are 634 recognized First Nations governments or bands spread across Canada, roughly half of which are in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

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Chris Hemsworth highlights Australia's Reconciliation Week [Video]

Chris Hemsworth highlights Australia's Reconciliation Week

Action man Chris Hemsworth has marked Australia's Reconciliation Week by pledging his support to the First Nations people.

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