Environics Institute – Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study
Researchers interviewed 2,614 status and non-status First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in 11 cities across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ont., Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa (Inuit only), between March and October 2009. The one-on-one interviews lasted one to two hours or longer.
A separate telephone survey was conducted with 2,501 non-aboriginal urban Canadians living in these same cities (except Ottawa) between April and May 2009. The results of this part of the survey are considered accurate to 2.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Finally, a pilot on-line survey of 182 current and past National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) scholars was conducted from June to July 2009. (Taken from UAPS Survey Site)
I was one of the participants in this study and appear in 2 videos – in case people want to know a little more about me and my background.
(2) Environics Video: http://www.uaps.ca/ (The web site with the videos – I am wearing a light blue t-shirt)
*The 5:00 min Environics video is pretty awesome and gives one a glimpse into First Nations and Metis culture in Canada (and the plight of urbanism). I know a lot of the people shown in the video.