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Survey data sheds light on Indigenous languages, traditional activities across North – CBC

Feb 22, 2021

Aboriginal Peoples Survey regularly queries thousands of Indigenous people across Canada

Less than one in 10 Indigenous Yukoners can speak or understand an Indigenous language, and young people across the North were far less likely to understand even a few words than their parents’ generation.

That is one among many observations given new weight by data from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey released this month.

The survey sampled more than 45,000 Indigenous people from across Canada to make educated estimates about everything from literacy rates to sexual health among Indigenous people. Much of the data it produces is not covered by ordinary census questions.

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