Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Natives having a lot of kids? Not that many.
Are you nuts? Check the stats man. Jesus!
The Daily, Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in*2006: Inuit, Métis and First Nations,*2006*Census (external - login to view)
Aboriginal people surpass one-million mark
New data from the 2006 Census show that the number of people who identified themselves as an Aboriginal person has surpassed the one-million mark.
A total of 1,172,790 people reported Aboriginal identity, that is, North American Indian (hereafter referred to as First Nations people), Métis or Inuit. The census enumerated 976,305 Aboriginal people in 2001 and 799,010 in 1996.
In 2006, Aboriginal people accounted for 3.8% of the total population of Canada, an increase from 3.3% in 2001 and 2.8% in 1996.
The Aboriginal population has grown faster than the non-Aboriginal population. Between 1996 and 2006, it increased 45%, nearly six times faster than the 8% rate of growth for the non-Aboriginal population over the same period.
Of the three Aboriginal groups, the fastest gain in population between 1996 and 2006 occurred among those who identified themselves as Métis. Their numbers almost doubled (+91%) to an estimated 389,785. This growth rate was nearly three times as fast as the 29% increase in First Nations people, whose numbers reached 698,025. The number of people who identified themselves as Inuit increased 26% to 50,485.