Contesting Canada’s colonial names, by language and by map
BY CHRISTI BELCOURT
Briar Patch Magazine
First Nations, Ojibwa, Blackfoot, Indian, Aboriginal, Treaty, Half-breed, Cree, Status Indian. These are all familiar English words, but none of them are the names by which we, the various Indigenous Peoples, called ourselves in our own languages.
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