Canada - At a Glance. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit. Highlights Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that 1,400,685 people had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population. Aboriginal people accounted for 3.8% of the population enumerated in the 2006 Census, 3.3% in the 2001 Census and 2.8% in the 1996 Census. The Aboriginal population increased by 232,385 people, or 20.1% between 2006 and 2011, compared with 5.2% for the non-Aboriginal population.The largest numbers of Aboriginal people lived in Ontario and the western provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia). Aboriginal people made up the largest shares of the population of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. First Nations people In 2011, 851,560 people identified as a First Nations person, representing 60.8% of the total Aboriginal population and 2.6% of the total Canadian population.
Métis In 2011, 451,795 people identified as Métis. Inuit Métis. 1967 - Design in Canadian Coins. One Cent:- "For this I wished to use a very common bird, but one with symbolic overtones. I selected the dove (rock dove) -very common, in cities as well as in the country, as the pigeon, and having associations with spiritual values and also with peace. " - Alex Colville. In 1964 the Minister of Finance, Walter L. Gordon, announced that a competition open to artists, sculptors and designers residing in Canada or to Canadians living abroad would be held for the submission of coinage designs.
A $2,500.00 First Prize was offered for the winning designs in each of the six coinage denominations (One Cent, Five Cents, Ten Cents, Twenty-Five Cents, Fifty Cents and Silver Dollar). These coins will be issued in 1967 to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of Confederation. The competition will be closed on March 31, 1965. A Panel of Judges was appointed to choose the six winning designs. The decision of the panel was announced in the mint report of 1966. Canada: Geography, History, Politics, and More. Geography Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada has an extremely varied topography.
In the east, the mountainous maritime provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of southern Quebec and Ontario, and the interior continental plain, covering southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and most of Alberta, are the principal cultivable areas. They are separated by a forested plateau rising from Lakes Superior and Huron. Westward toward the Pacific, most of British Columbia, the Yukon, and part of western Alberta are covered by parallel mountain ranges, including the Rockies. Government History The first inhabitants of Canada were native Indian peoples, primarily the Inuit (Eskimo). Canada- Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette.
Facts and Statistics Location: Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US Capital: Ottawa Climate: varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north Population: 34,834,841 (July 2014 est.) Ethnic Make-up: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26% Religions: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census) Government: constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation Language in Canada A multitude of languages are spoken in Canada. Canadian Society and Culture Cultural Diversity Canada is culturally diverse.
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