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Offline waldo

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #225 on: June 13, 2021, 03:42:47 pm »
as an official B.C. provincial government website states, indigenous peoples in British Columbia (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) make up ~4% of the population of B.C.. More pointedly, "There are 198 distinct First Nations in B.C., each with their own unique traditions and history. More than 30 different First Nation languages and close to 60 dialects are spoken in the province.".

as I interpret there is no commonality of views/positions held within/across the most disparate First Nations - relatively recently, that has become most pointedly evident given differing views/positions expressed by First Nations in regards the 'energy file'.

per StatsCan, a correction/update; one more directly in line with the latest census data; in regards to British Columbia:

=> ~64% of all Indigenous people in B.C. and 3.8% of the overall population identify as First Nations --- of which 72.8% had Registered or Treaty Indian status. Of these ~126,000 First Nations people with Registered or Treaty Indian status, ~40% lived on reserve, while the rest lived off reserve.
=> ~33% of Indigenous people in B.C. identify as Métis (2.0% of the overall population); of mixed Indigenous and European ancestry.

=> ~0.6% of B.C.’s Indigenous population identify as Inuit

per StatsCan, in line with the latest census data, in regards to Canada; Indigenous peoples in Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) make up 4.9% - ~1.675 million of the population of Canada. Of these, persons further identify as:

=> First Nations (~58%); of which ~76% had Registered or Treaty Indian status... of which ~39% lived in rural Canada areas
=> Métis (~35%)
=> Inuit (~4%)