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Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition

ArcticStat was developped by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition. The Chair was created at Université Laval in 2002 to participate in the development of academic activities regarding the situation of modern aboriginal people, in particular in the circumpolar region.

Under the direction of its chairholder, the Chair's team conducts a long-term research program, maintains socio-economic databanks, and holds several scientific activities. This way, it creates a stimulating academic environment for post-graduated students. It also contributes to publicizing knowledge, through seminars, conferences and publications, and through long-term collaboration with its partners.

The Canada Research Chair in Comparative Aboriginal Conditions is affiliated with the Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research (CIERA), at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology of Université Laval.

It is supported financially by the Canada Research Chairs Secretariat and the Fondation de l’Université Laval. Its work is financed by research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and other organizations, as well as by sponsorships and contracts.

About ArcticStat

ArcticStat is a public and independent statistical databank dealing with the countries, regions and populations of the Circumpolar Arctic. 

ArcticStat was born out of the desire to facilitate comparative research on the socioeconomic conditions of the peoples of the Arctic by bringing together already existing data. Built as a portal, it takes its users to the table they are looking for, whether it is located on the web site of a statistics agency or stored in the ArcticStat databank itself.

For the most part, the data in ArcticStat comes from national statistics agencies of the Arctic countries, their regional offices or from government ministeries. These data are made public, produced on a recurrent basis, and are methodologically valid. ArcticStat is updated regularly to contain, wherever possible, the most recent data available. While it brings together data on a wide range of socioeconomic realities of Arctic regions, it does not cover all possible aspects. 

ArcticStat is not responsible for the policies and practices of statistics agencies, the errors in the tables originating from these agencies, or the use made of such tables. In the event that there is a difference between the data contained in the PDFs and the EXCEL tables produced by the ArcticStat team and the source data, the latter must be considered as the valid one.

ArcticStat is online since 2007. It was created by the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Conditions of Université Laval. It is officially supported by the Arctic Council and it is an official activity of the International Polar Year. The core financial contribution was provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation; additional financial contributions were provided by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

ArcticStat is located at the Social Sciences Faculty of Université Laval, Québec, Canada.