Negativity mars urban aboriginal life: study

CBC News Manitoba, December 9, 2010

Most urban-dwelling aboriginal people believe their non-aboriginal counterparts see them in a negative light, a national study released Wednesday suggests.

The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study, published by Toronto-based Environics Institute, was created from a survey of 2,614 face-to-face interviews with First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults from 11 different cities across Canada between March and October 2009.

A telephone survey of 2,501 non-aboriginal adults living in 10 of those cities was also conducted.

Among the study’s main findings is that a majority of aboriginal people believe people of non-aboriginal descent view them in negative ways. Read more »