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Atlas of Urban Aboriginal People: research tool available online

Fri. May. 8, 2015

A new tool is available to assist researchers who are interested in topics related to changes in the population of Aboriginal people living in prairie cities. The Atlas of Urban Aboriginal People was developed by Dr. Evelyn Peters, Canada Research Chair in Inner City Issues, Community Learning and Engagement, and Professor in UWinnipeg’s Department of Urban and Inner City Studies.

Dr. Peters was aided by a research assistant, Adrian Werner; the tool serves as an example of the research opportunities available to students at the undergraduate level at The University of Winnipeg.

The tool is now available at urbanaboriginal.uwinnipeg.ca. A description is available below:

“This Atlas of Urban Aboriginal People attempts to make some information about Aboriginal people in urban areas in Canada available to a wide audience by mapping their changing residential locations in urban neighbourhoods… Focussing on the five prairie cities of Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary from 1981 to 2011, the Atlas identifies the percentage of Aboriginal, Métis and First Nations people living in different census tracts and enumeration/dissemination areas of the city. The intent of the Atlas is to provide information about where Aboriginal people live in cities and patterns of changes over time as a basis for policy making and research.”