From Furthermore at Wired News:
Aboriginal Indians and people from India are different. That’s what a contender for the leadership of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party learned after his office sent a letter to a native group congratulating it on a holiday celebrating India’s independence from Britain. Wrong Indians. The mistake prompted a stinging rebuke from the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centers president: “This is 2004, Mr. Harper, not 1492 … the last time a man got lost looking for India.” Harper apologized, blaming student interns who compiled a database of Indo-Canadian and other groups as part of an outreach program and got this one wrong.