Social Definitions Of The First Nations In Canada

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Social Definitions
Affirm- An affirm is to demonstrate and commit to do something.

Collective Identity- Collective identity is where groups of people share identity, especially if it’s a common culture and language.

Collective Rights- Collective rights are rights held by groups (peoples) in Canadian society that are recognized and protected by Canada’s constitution.

First Nations- First Nations is referred as “Indians” by the constitution. With the name it’s used to negotiating treaties. The First Nations people is also called aboriginal people.

‘’Indian’’- Europeans used the phrase “Indian” to describe the First Nations people of North America. But the first Nations don’t prefer to be called Indian to describe themselves.

Sovereignty- Sovereignty is where you have the supreme power and authority. Even as Independence as a people, people has rights to self-government.

Number Treaties- The Number Treaties are historic agreements that affect the rights and identity of some First Nations in Canada. It also has roots in the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

Annuity- Annuity is a fixed income to someone each year.

Reserve- Reserve is the exclusive use of First Nations.
Law- Law is where there are rules that are state in particular countries or communities to control actions of its members.

Policy- A proposed or adopted course or principle of action.

Residential School- Residential School is where Canada’s government commissioned MP Nicholas Davin to recommend ad how to provide aboriginal people. Residential schools takes away children from their families and interrupt their communications to their language, cultures and Identities.
Entrenching- Entrenching is fixing something firmly from within.

Patriation- Patriation is describing a process of constitutional change.

Scrip- Scrip is a document that you could exchange for land and it was offered to the Metis at the time the Numbered