More Than Half Of The First Nations Kids On Reserves Live In Poverty

Financial inequality is man-made and artificial; money is the fake debt scam of a global ponzi scheme called predatory capitalism; First Nations people must have autonomy over their budgets, lands, natural resources and societies according to UNDRIP and governments must assist in their autonomy; if Canada can do it, so can USA; however, the indigenous people must demand its implementation before this will happen; in peace

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The Canadian Press – May 17, 2016

76% of Manitoba First Nations children on reserve live in poverty: study

Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-aboriginal kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The study, which delves into poverty rates on reserves and in the territories as measured by income, documents the dire conditions being experienced by status First Nations children, including 60 per cent of those who live on reserves.

Poverty rates are highest for First Nations kids on reserves in Manitoba at 76 per cent and Saskatchewan at 69 per cent, the study found.

The rates of poverty on-reserve worsened between 2005 and 2010, the researchers found, citing long-standing barriers such as underfunded schools and child welfare services that stand in the way of kids achieving…

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