Native American Boarding Schools: Essay Contest Winner



Please realize that the term "Native American" has no meaning in Canada! We use "Indigenous", which covers First Nations (your "Indians"), Métis and Inuit,
"Native" is outdated, and often considered derogatory, unless used by the peoples themselves.

Thank you for your comment, Katherine. I appreciate the discussion of terminology for First Nations in Canada. The use of Native Americans in this blog post is in accordance with preferred terms in the United States (where we are located). I have changed the terms used when speaking of Canadian schools, but when speaking of those in the United States we will use our preferred terms. For more information, I recommend this quick guide from the Smithsonian Institution:

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