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If you look at this picture, in the middle there are two other starfleet officers in Native American headgear (the lady and the man). Zsingaya Talk 22:44, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Paradise Syndrome characters Edit

Would it be better to move the info for the Native American characters from "The Paradise Syndrome" to a page like Amerind residents or something, or should they stay here? Since Amerind is the planet their living on, it might be a good idea to have a page for the planet's occupants and use it much like our species pages. --From Andoria with Love 20:36, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. Jaf 20:53, 28 July 2006 (UTC)Jaf

Naming Edit

Does anyone have canon source on the term used (ie, American Indian, Native American)? If there is no canonical name source, I recommend we switch to Indigenous peoples of the Americas which is the academically accepted term. --- Jaz 15:42, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Short answer, yes. Longer answer, yes: "North American Indian" (rf. "Journey's End") and "American Indian" (rf. "Code of Honor"; "The Paradise Syndrome", "The Omega Glory"); "Native American" (rf. "The Cloud"); "Indian" (rf. "Caretaker", "The Cloud", "Basics, Part II", "Future's End, Part II", "Demon", "Once More Unto the Breach", "Shuttlepod One", "The Omega Glory", "Journey's End"), and two to "Indian" (as in, "from India"; rf "Silent Enemy", "The Muse"). Oddly, there seem to be no references to "Indigenous peoples of the Americas".--Alan 14:38, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Why only Native American? Edit

Why not Aboriginal or First Nations many of them whom I talk to don't like the name Native American. 00:51, April 23, 2013 (UTC)

The term American Indian was used in canon, so that's what we use. Probably it was used since Star Trek is an American production. I believe the few times Aboriginal was used it was used to refer to the original inhabitants of Australia; the term "First Nations" was not used in canon AFAIK. 31dot (talk) 02:51, April 23, 2013 (UTC)

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