BR Indigenous Health Survey – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Mar 14, 2018

OTTAWA – A new survey suggests the impacts of residential schools on the health and well-being of First Nations people are similar, whether they attended the schools themselves or are descended from someone who did.

The findings are contained in the third regional health survey by the First Nations Information Governance Centre.

It found the number of former residential school students still living is dwindling, but the impacts of the schools continue for the students’ children and grandchildren.

Jonathan Dewar, executive director of the centre that produced the survey, says that’s not surprising.

Dewar says similar research over the last 15 years has produced much the same findings.

The latest results show residential school survivors and those whose parents or grandparents attended were more likely to have considered suicide at some time in their life.

They also had higher rates of binge drinking and drug use, including marijuana and opioids.

(The Canadian Press)


(The Canadian Press)


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