Plight of Urban Aboriginals Improving

Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 13:24



It appears First Nations and Metis people living in Saskatchewan’s major cities are increasingly earning good incomes and living in more well-off areas.


The revelation is part of a new online atlas of urban Aboriginal peoples developed by the University of Saskatchewan researchers.


While many Aboriginal people remain in poor areas of Saskatchewan’s major cities, lead researcher Evelyn Peters says more Aboriginal people are moving into the middle class.


According to the 2001 census, about half of Canada’s Aboriginal people live in urban settings.


Aboriginal people make up about 10 per cent of the population in both Saskatoon and Regina.