what is in a name?

This is scene from the ROM's new Gallery of Canada: First Peoples exhibit. I wonder why they call it 'First Peoples' rather than 'First Nations.' It may be because the term First Nations does not cover all Aboriginal groups. I hope it is not because the term 'peoples' rather than 'nations' depoliticizes history. Long before this place was called 'Canada' it was known as 'Turtle Island' and it was not just populated by 'peoples' but by 'nations' with their own longstanding and legitimate governments.

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