This report examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the Aboriginal population living in the census metropolitan area (CMA) of Victoria. The following First Nation reserve communities are located within the census metropolitan area boundaries of Victoria: East Saanich 2 of Tsawout First Nation; Esquimalt of Esquimalt; New Songhees 1A of Songhees First Nation; South Saanich 1 of Tsartlip; Cole Bay 3 or Pauquachin; Union Bay 4 of Tseycum; T'Sou-ke 1 and T'Sou-ke 2 of T'Sou-ke First Nation; and Becher Bay 1 of Beecher Bay. The 2006 Census and 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), which provide an extensive set of data about Aboriginal people, are the data sources. The report focuses on the Aboriginal identity population, which refers to those people who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, that is, North American Indian, Métis or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a registered Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation. The term 'First Nations' is used throughout the report to refer to people who identified as North American Indian. The term 'Aboriginal population' is used to refer to the Aboriginal identity population.
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