As the statistics for non-status Indians are not included in the labour force survey, the hon. member's question might better be directed to my colleague, the Minister of Industy, Trade and Commerce. We did recognize the fact, and the statistics are available for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. For that reason we used those particular figures in establishing criteria under the Canada Works program. With regard to the other groups to which the hon. member referred, they are included in the labour force survey. However, they tend to be swallowed up in the over-all unemployment figure. On that basis I met in
particular with the Metis and the non-status Indians to see what could be done to accommodate them under the provisions of the next phase of the Canada Works program.
Sub-subtopic: PROGRAMS TO GIVE EMPLOYMENT TO NATIVE PEOPLE-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN UP-TO-DATE STATISTICS