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Indigenous people

Canadian Press uses uppercase for Aboriginal Peoples and Indigenous Peoples, which includes all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada. First Nations is also uppercase.

Indigenous is preferred as being more reflective of the recognition of a wider global community.

Where appropriate, use the name of the community, such as Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Always use Indigenous spellings, such at the Baagwating Community Association.

Avoid use of reserve, tribe and native. Preference is given to community, home, people, nation, band, elder.

Wherever possible, always be guided by the preference of those concerned.

When in doubt, contact the Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre at 905.721.8668 ext. 6795 or email