Indigenous versus Aboriginal, which one to use?

You can still hear the word “Indian” used from time to time, but mostly for historical or legal reasons.

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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.


2 thoughts on “Indigenous versus Aboriginal, which one to use?

  1. They are both words made up to describe us. I do not associate with any of their words. In Mohawk we are all Onkwehonwe and each nation has their own word for this. I can identify with that

  2. Interesting topic for sure. I would like to hear from some of our legal experts on this topic. For myself I don’t care for the term ‘aboriginal’. I would like to know if any name change now could put past treaties in jeopardy? Anyone?

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