Aboriginal Demography
  • Province of Manitoba:
    • Five main linguistic groups - Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, Oji-Cree and Dene.
    • 63 First Nation communities and numerous Metis settlements.
    • In 2006, there were 175,395 Aboriginal people in Manitoba, or 15% of the population.
    • Status Indians (First Nations): 100,645 people.
    • Métis: 71,805 people.
    • Inuit and non-Status Indians: 2,945 people. Of these, 2,380 cannot be classified as either Metis or Status Indians and 565 are Inuit.
  • City of Winnipeg:
    • The Aboriginal population in Winnipeg is increasing.
      • In 2006, almost 10% of the total population identified as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
    • The Aboriginal population is young.
      • The median age of Aboriginal people in Winnipeg is more than 10 years younger than the general population with a median age of 25.7 years compared to 38.8 years for the general population.
    • Aboriginal peoples reside in every neighborhood in Winnipeg with the highest reported densities in the Downtown, Point Douglas, and River East.
    • In 2006, almost two-thirds of the Aboriginal population in Winnipeg attained an education at or above the high school certificate level.