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Indigenous Peoples: Language Guidelines

In the history of relations between Canadian institutions and Indigenous peoples, terminology has often been deployed in ways that have been damaging to communities. The terminology used in public discourse has rarely been that actually preferred by Indigenous people, who most often refer to themselves by the traditional name of their specific group. Using the best terminology in any given situation is not just a matter of being “politically correct” but of being respectful and accurate.

Credit: University of British Columbia 

Date: 2021