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First Nations are groups of Canadian indigenous peoples, who are classified as distinct from
the Inuit and Métis.
[2]
Traditionally, the First Nations were peoples who lived south of the tree line,
and mainly south of the Arctic Circle. There are 634 recognized First Nations governments or
bands across Canada.
[3]
Roughly half are located in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
[4]
Under Charter jurisprudence, First Nations are a "designated group," along with women, visible
minorities, and people with physical or mental disabilities.
[5]
First Nations are not defined as a visible
minority by the criteria of Statistics Canada.
[6]
North American indigenous peoples have cultures
spanning thousands of years. Some of their oral traditions accurately describe historical events,
such as the Cascadia earthquake of 1700 and the 18th-century Tseax Cone eruption.

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First Nations are groups of Canadian indigenous peoples, who are classified as distinct from the Inuit and Métis.[2] Traditionally, the First Nations were peoples who lived south of the tree line, and mainly south of the Arctic Circle. There are 634 recognized First Nations governments or bands across Canada.[3] Roughly half are located in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.[4] Under Charter jurisprudence, First Nations are a "designated group," along with women, visible minorities, and people with physical or mental disabilities.[5] First Nations are not defined as a visible minority by the criteria of Statistics Canada.[6] North American indigenous peoples have cultures spanning thousands of years. Some of their oral traditions accurately describe historical events, such as the Cascadia earthquake of 1700 and the 18th-century Tseax Cone eruption. Name: Description: ...
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