A Landscape of Aboriginals in Canada

On August 9th, we commemorate the United Nations' International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, which aims to promote and protect  the rights of world's indigenous population.

In recognition of this, we've put together this interactive map, which provides a snapshot of Canada's aboriginal population in the context of total population in both 2001 and 2011. 

Not surprisingly, the greatest proportion of population identifying as Aboriginal in 2011 is seen in the territories, specifically Nunavut (86%), the Northwest Territories (52%), and the Yukon (23%). Among Canadian provinces,  Manitoba has the highest share at 17%, while the lowest proportion seen in Ontario, Quebec, and PEI, at 2%.

The fastest growth between 2001 and 2011 in residents with an Aboriginal Identity was in Nova Scotia, at 99%, while the slowest growth was actually in the Northwest Territories, at 13%.

There is a lot more data to explore within the map, so be sure to take a look around!