Half of First Nations children on reserve live in poverty, new study says – APTN News

July 9, 2019

Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country with almost one in every two First Nations children living in households with low incomes says a new study written by the Assembly of First Nations, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

“Canada is not tracking First Nations poverty on-reserve so we did,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde in a statement.

“The findings of this report are shameful and underscore the urgent need to invest in First Nations children, families and communities.”

The study, published by the Upstream Institute, finds that 47 per cent of First Nations children on and off reserve live in poverty.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/07/09/half-of-first-nations-children-on-reserve-live-in-poverty-new-study-says/

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