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Saskatchewan: People  Student Centre

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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:


?_Geography Saskatchewan Population

 

 

 

 

Web Links

Saskatchewan Ghost Towns

What brought people to these small communities in Saskatchewan to begin with? Why have they now been deserted? This Web site provides a brief general history about the province as well as specific stories about 12 ghost towns of Saskatchewan. Maps and photographs provide directions on how to find the towns. Historical and contemporary visuals are also included.

Population of Canada

Statistics Canada provides numerical information about the population of Canada and its provinces. At this Web site can find out about how the total population is changing in each province and territory and the origin of Canada citizens.

 

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Web Activity

?_Geography Saskatchewan Population
 

1. Visit the Statistics Canada Web site.

2. Click on Canadian Statistics on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

3. Under "People," select "Population."

4. Choose the Origins and Visible Minorities option on the next screen.

5. Click on Population by Aboriginal group, 2001 Census, Canada,

    provinces and territories.

6. Record the following information in your notebook:

           a) Total population of Saskatchewan in 2001: ___________

           b) Total Aboriginal Population 2001: _______________

           c) North American Indian population: _____________

           d) Métis population: ___________

           e) Inuit population: ____________
            f) Non-Aboriginal population _____________

7. Now compare the same information you got for Saskatchewan in 2001

    with the statistics for this province in 1996 by selecting the 1996 census

    year from the box at the top of the chart.

           a) Total population of Saskatchewan in 1996: ____________

           b) Total Aboriginal Population 1996: _______________

           c) North American Indian population: _____________

           d) Métis population: ___________
           e) Inuit population: ____________

            f) Non-Aboriginal population ______________

8. Compare the information you have gathered for 1996 and 2001. Write a

    paragraph commenting on any trends you see in Saskatchewan's

    population, especially its Aboriginal population.


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