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Last Updated September 15, 2015

The Environics Institute’s Urban Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2010)



This public opinion survey is an example of governments in Canada funding a skewed (self-fulfilling) survey which seems to be designed to show that First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in Canada want to be “mainstreamed”. Another way to phrase mainstreaming is to call it assimilation. Assimilation of Aboriginal people in Canada through mainstreaming will result in Aboriginal ethnic minorities that have no Indigenous rights to Canada’s land and resources under international law. In essence, fulfilling Canada’s goal of colonization through its continuing policy of forced assimilation.


CAID was made aware of the Environics’ survey in April of 2009. Dr. Richard G. Herbert wrote an unofficial review brief of the survey in which it was concluded the survey was:


“... skewed to receive answers to support the opinion platform that urban Aboriginal people prefer mainstream non-Aboriginal society over a traditional Aboriginal way of life.“


Environics’ conclusion on page 10 in the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Survey released in April of 2010 was just as predicted:


“The urban Aboriginal experience in Canada’s cities is that there is no contradiction between success, power and knowledge in ‘mainstream’ society, and a strong First Nations, Métis or Inuit culture. On the contrary, urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada’s cities are today proving that these are mutually reinforcing.”

The Environics’ survey obtained public opinion to justify the Government of Canada’s position that Aboriginal people in Canada are no longer “nations.” They are, and want to be, Aboriginal ethnic minorities. All indigenous rights will be extinguished with the creation of Aboriginal ethnic minorities. There is no doubt the purposed errant, and therefore racist, result contained within this survey and future public opinion polls will be used by federal and provincial governments in Canada to justify broken treaties and government policies that violate constitutional and international rights accorded to Aboriginal People in Canada.


To better understand how the Environics Institute survey was designed to obtain the opinion that Aboriginal people prefer mainstream assimilation policies in Canada and then conclude that finding as fact, please read the documents linked below.




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