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Social Science Demography

Aboriginal Populations

Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives

edited by Frank Trovato & Anatole Romaniuk

The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Demography, Native American Studies
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"The overarching theme of this volume is that Canada's Aboriginal population has reached a critical stage of transition, from a situation in the past characterized by delayed modernization, extreme socio-economic deficit, and minimal control over their demography, to a point of social, political, economic, and demographic ascendancy." -from the Preface Experts from around the world review and extend the research on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Circumpolar North, mapping recent changes in their demography, health, and sociology and comparing their conditions with that of Indigenous Peoples in other countries. Contributors point to policies and research needed to meet the challenges Indigenous Peoples are likely to face in the 21st century. This substantial volume will prove indispensable and timely to researchers, policy analysts, students, and teachers of social demography and Indigenous Studies. Contributors: Chris Andersen, Nicholas Biddle, Michael J. Chandler, Stewart Clatworthy, Senada Delic, James Frideres, Gustave J. Goldmann, Eric Guimond, Malcolm King, Brenda Kobayashi, Tahu H. Kukutai, Ron F. Laliberté, Roger C.A. Maaka, Mary Jane Norris, Evelyn J. Peters, Andrey N. Petrov, Ian Pool, Sarah Prout, Norbert Robitaille, Anatole Romaniuk, Sacha Senécal, C. Matthew Snipp, John Taylor, Frank Trovato, Ravi B.P. Verma, Cora J. Voyageur, Paul C. Whitehead, Mandy L.M. Yap, T. Kue Young.

About the authors

Frank Trovato is Professor of Demography and Population Studies and a past Director of the Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Frank Trovato's profile page

Anatole Romaniuk is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Alberta and is Past President of the Canadian Federation of Demographers. He has written extensively in the areas of substantive, methodological, and theoretical demography. He received the Canadian Population Society Award for his contribution to Canadian demography and the discipline of population studies. He lives in Ottawa.

Anatole Romaniuk's profile page


  • Short-listed, Scholarly and Academic Book Award, Alberta Book Publishing Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta

Editorial Reviews

“… [The editors] have brought forward a collection of papers of very high quality, many of which engage the reader in terms of some of the most difficult conceptual and methodological issues to characterize research of this nature. “

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

"Aboriginal Populations examines the striking demographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Its scope is encyclopedic and compelling; its findings are often surprising; its commentaries are eloquent. Editors Frank Trovato and Anatole Romaniuk capture a community in transition after centuries of despair..." [Full review at]

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