Urban Aboriginal Strategy (Project I Am In)

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.

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10 thoughts on “Urban Aboriginal Strategy (Project I Am In)

  1. Very interesting! My mother’s side of my family has a lot of Native American blood, a fact I did not discover until I was an adult. I always thought my Mother’s father looked Native American. When I finally asked, she told me that he was 1/4 Cherokee from Oklahoma. Fascinating!

  2. I shared the video for 2 reasons (I think):

    (1) awareness of this issue (which is from a Canadian perspective)…plus I was proud of all the people I know that worked on the project (people I hang around with)

    (2) awareness of who I actually am – most of what is done on a blog is ‘written word’…figured mine as well share something with actual pictures of me (so people can see who I am).

    Thanks Yael, John (and Denise), and Don for the kind words – and for sharing.

  3. I like the Elder who spoke. He said what I have thought for years. there needs to be more outreach on the side of the Aboriginals to include our non-Aboriginal friends. There is a lot of ignorance that can be dispelled with just a simple invite. Great job on the video and I can’t wait to see more!

  4. Thanks Luke, I fixed the link – however the #2 video doesn’t exist anymore…that being said – there might be more videos on there as time goes (I’ll keep people posted).

  5. Thanks for sharing that man. I’m really interested in Aboriginal issues and history and feel ashamed at my lack of awareness.

  6. No biggie JT, just trying to share a project out there and raise some awareness…good to see a fellow Canadian taking some interest though.

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