indian vs native american :

indian or native american

Although academics have long promoted “Native American” as a moreaccurate label than “Indian,” most of the people so labeled continue torefer to themselves as “Indians” and prefer that term. In Canada, thereis a move to refer to descendants of the original inhabitants as “First Nations” or “FirstPeoples,” but so far that has not spread to the US

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Definitions

  • n  a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
  • n  a native or inhabitant of India
  • n  any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures
  • a  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages

  • n  any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
  • a  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages
News & Articles


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    Alaska Native corporations say they’re feeling the impacts of Congressional scrutiny and new rules for federal contracts. Previously the corporations, Native American tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations could enter noncompetitive federal contracts of any amount, and the corporations were getting contracts in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Listen Now
    June 14, 2013 - Alaska Public Radio Network
  • Beliefs vary among Native American tribes about acceptable medical studies, researcher says
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Beliefs vary among Native American tribes about acceptable medical studies, researcher says
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune