This chapter will explore some of the unique characteristics of the Aboriginal female population, and examine how things have been changing over time.Start of the text box There are various ways to define the Aboriginal population depending on the focus and the requirements of the data user.Table 1 Aboriginal population, Canada, 2006 In 2006, 60% of the Aboriginal female population reported being First Nations (includes both Status and non-Status Indians), while 33% were and 4% were Inuit.The remaining 3% either reported belonging to more than one Aboriginal group, or they did not identify with an Aboriginal group, but reported having Registered Indian status and/or band membership (Table 1).That year, 52% of the total First Nations population in Canada was female, while the figure was around 50% for both the Start of the text box It is clear that increasing numbers of Canadians are newly reporting Aboriginal identity on the census over time.
We support tribes and Native communities as they strengthen food systems in their communities, improve health and nutrition and build food security.
Risk may also be indirect, such as not developing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures.
Communities have an important responsibility to prevent and respond to violence.
The term 'First Nations' is used throughout the article to refer to people who identified as North American Indian and includes both Status and non-Status Indians.
In this article, the Aboriginal female population is also referred to as 'Aboriginal women and girls'.