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Aboriginal and Metis Population Rising
JAN 15 2008 01:20 PM

The 2006 Aboriginal Census released Tuesday morning shows a huge increase in Manitoba's Métis population. It's up 58 percent from 1996 to 2006, to 72-thousand people.
Winnipeg City Councillor Dan Vandal who is Métis tells CJOB, the aboriginal and Métis population increase represents huge opportunities on the job front:

In Winnipeg, 10.2 percent or just over 68-thousand people identify themselves as aboriginal. That's the highest numbers and percentage of any urban centre in the country of comparable size.

The aboriginal population of both Thompson and Portage la Prairie has now risen to 36 percent.

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