Extended family groups don't run on democracy and calling Indian tribes "First Nations" is a farce. Canada by contrast is a trans-tribal nation with a written constitution, public accounts, and membership is by allegiance, not DNA. And now Trudeau, PBUH, calls for "Nation to Nation" deals between Ottawa and the tribes. ROFL
My blood boiled to read Trudeau is rolling back the requirement that Indian bands follow spending transparency rules. Most have complied but this is still lick-spittle insanity. The tribes are still family-run businesses, or at best cliques of clans.
The contrast for me was a visit to Queen Charlotte City. Caucasians (whites) and Asians (Indians) go about their business, working, raising families in a shared community. I saw hints of this in Alaska and once in a Saskatoon business district.
In the northern half of North America, Canada is the only First Nation and the tribal groups that settled here previously from Asia never made the cut as nations. Their invasion can be called "settlement" since they only fought each other as they grabbed territory.