The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is a research project whose goal is to explore the “values, experiences and aspirations” of indigenous people living in Canadian urban areas.
It includes reports specific to a number of Canadian cities (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, etc) that have a large indigenous population as well as providing a number of other studies, media and resources covering urban indigenous issues.
The site also released Key Findings based on their research. Here is a summary of a few of them:
- Most urban aboriginals feel comfortable in the city but still are connected to their traditional homes.
- Most urban aboriginals have minimal fear of losing their culture.
- Racism and dealing with negative stereotypes from non-aboriginals was a factor in the lives of many urban aboriginals.
The site is worth investigating if you are researching urban indigeneity.