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Old 10-16-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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More and more I'm starting to learn something new everyday about Canada, Canadians, different cultures and provices. According to google searches/images seems to be alot of blockades from parts of land. Guess, between Mohawks and Natives. Granted the images and searches was like a few years ago, about 3-5 years perhaps. I'm sure alot of that has changed now. Even, though I'm a American but, I do love to learn alot of things. Starting to begin loving Canada more than my country (North America) and don't know why, lol...maybe, the reason is Canada is more beautiful and peaceful, Idk... Anyways, lately been reading alot about "Shawn Brent" and his theories and constitution and he talks alot about Natives controlling the land or something like that. If I pay more attention in school about history/government studies instead of falling asleep, then probably would know alot this. So, the point I'm trying to come across to is...What is the difference between Natives vs First Nations people in Canada? The believes, theories, reason being, etc... If you want to include Shawn Brent beliefs, that's fine also.

Btw...what does O.P.P. stands for? Also, thank you again for everything.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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As far as I know, there's no difference between the terms "native" and "first nation." Just different words for the same concept - people who were here first.

OPP stand for the Ontario Provincial Police. They patrol most of the highways in the province and act as the local police force in many rural areas too small to have their own local force.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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First Nations = Natives = American Indian = Aboriginals = Indians (though not people from India)

Mohawks are one of the first nations / native groups. Just like Apaches, Sioux, Cherokee, Navajo, etc.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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First Nations = Natives = American Indian = Aboriginals = Indians (though not people from India)

Mohawks are one of the first nations / native groups. Just like Apaches, Sioux, Cherokee, Navajo, etc.
not really.

Aboriginals are the general term, which comprise First nations, Metis and Inuit.

Inuit are basically the Eskimos commonly referred to in the US. They mostly live in the Arctic region of Canada.
Metis are mixed races between First nations and Europeans.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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How is life on Canadian reservations these days?
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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not really.

Aboriginals are the general term, which comprise First nations, Metis and Inuit.

Inuit are basically the Eskimos commonly referred to in the US. They mostly live in the Arctic region of Canada.
Metis are mixed races between First nations and Europeans.
You're right - I shouldn't have included aboriginals in there.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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How is life on Canadian reservations these days?
Extremely variable. Some are quite similar to non-aboriginal communities, whereas others are similar to "Third World" communities.


Short documentary on the Hobbema Indian Rerserve - YouTube


Utshimasits July 1 1993.wmv - YouTube


Akwesasne Water Treatment Facility - YouTube


Special Edition of Ouje-Bougoumou on Fairchild TV #1 - YouTube
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