First Nations, Metis & Inuit Trends 1: "Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit"
"Aboriginal" is a term that includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. First nations are descendants of the original inhabitants of Canada who lived here for many thousands of years before explorers arrived from Europe.
In the 2011 National Household Survey, there were at least 1,836,035 people in Canada who had reported having a Aboriginal ancestry. This represents 5.6% of the Canadian population.
First Nations, Metis & Inuit Trends 2: "The Aboriginal population is young.
The Aboriginal population is younger than the non-Aboriginal population. This is due to higher fertility rates and shorter lives. The First Nations people and the Inuit have a higher life fertility rates than the non-Aboriginal population.
In 2011, NHS (National Health Service) showed that there were 392,105 Aboriginal children aged 14 and under in Canada. They had represented at least over one-quarter (28.0%) of the total Aboriginal population, and 7.0% of all children in Canada.
Key prediction: These trends on Aboriginal people (First Nations, Metis & Inuit) will decrease throughout the years and in 2015; would be less of them.