Indigenous people who are resident in modern nations may value their often unasked for (and sometimes unwanted) citizenship. But many, if not most, harbour a strong sense of maintaining and promoting their own particular nationality, inherited from their more traditional First Nations.
For some that interest includes a national sovereignty — the right to self-determination. Many things define that sovereignty. The Yellowknives Dene, a First Nation within Canada’s Northwest Territories, see their nationhood linked to their control of new home construction. Read more at the CBC: Northern First Nation sees new housing strategy as a way to ‘take back sovereignty’