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Aboriginal

Those people who belong to recognized indigenous groups, in the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982, sections 25 and 35, respectively as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

(Clark. Ian D., Greg Moran, Michael Skolnik and David Trick. 2009. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Montreal; Kingston ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press.)

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As of the 2006 Canadian Census there were over 1,172,790 Aboriginal people in Canada, 3.8% of the country's total population.

     

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