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INDEPTH: ABORIGINAL WATERS: A SLOW BOIL
Drinking and waste water on Canada's reserves: LINKS
CBC News Online | February 20, 2006






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Chronic problems persist and water on two thirds of reserves continues to be "at risk" - Dave Seglins reports:
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QUICK FACTS:

Total population of Canada: 31,414,000

Total people of aboriginal origin: 1,319,890

Origin

North American Indian:
957,650*
Métis: 266,020*
Inuit: 51,390*
More than one aboriginal origin: 44,835

Reserves

People of aboriginal origin living on reserve: 285,625

People of aboriginal origin living off reserve: 1,034,260

People of non-aboriginal origin living on reserve: 36,230

(Source: 2001 Census, Statistics Canada)
*includes people of a single aboriginal origin and those of a mix of one aboriginal origin with non-aboriginal origins

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