Saskatchewan is experiencing high levels of immigration.
We welcomed 11,823 permanent residents, 10,891 temporary residents and 110 refugee claimants in 2014. Nigeria is among the top ten source countries for immigrants and six of the top ten source countries for refugees are in Africa.
The First Nations and Métis populations have increased from 92,400 in 2001 to 157,740 in 2011. These trends are expected to continue in the future.
African-Canadian Black History Month events are an opportunity to focus on ways all people contribute to our cultural, social, political and economic life. It is also important to foster connections with other ethnic groups in ways that recognize and celebrate differences, while building a cohesive shared Canadian society.
African-Canadian Black History Month is an excellent opportunity to remember the negative impacts of racism in the past and present, so that we may move forward with respect and equity.