January 16th, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is urging Off-Reserve First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples to participate in the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to help develop policy, programs and services.
“It’s vital that the voices of Indigenous Peoples are heard, and this Survey is a simple way to do that,” says CAP National Chief Robert Bertrand. “This Survey will give policy-makers the information they need to address the issues that impact us.”
The 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey will provide important information on issues like employment, language, housing and health. The survey runs from January 16th 2017 until June 2017. For more information please visit www.statcan.gc.ca/aps.
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The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.