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Indigenous Resources

We created this guide to help St. Clair College students who are researching or interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples in Canada.


Statistics are numerical data that is collected (usually using quantitative research methods) that is reviewed, analyzed, and interpreted to draw final conclusions about the topic or issue being researched.

Data are “factual information (such as measurements or statistics) [collected] and used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” (Merriam-Webster, n.d).

Statistics and Data of Canada's Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, & Métis Peoples

Statistics Canada is the official government agency that collects "key information of Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers" (Statistics Canada, 2021). Listed below are key statistics gathered by Statistics Canada about Canada's Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. 

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