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First Nations children most impoverished in Canada

 

Last updated 8/20/2019 at 2:59pm

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A new study highlights the status of First Nations children.

Ottawa, Ont.-While premiers and territorial leaders meet in Saskatchewan recently to discuss the well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families, a new report released co-authored by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) says First Nations children experience the highest levels of poverty in Canada.

"Canada is not tracking First Nations poverty on-reserve so we did," said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde.  "The findings of this report are shameful and underscore the urgent need to invest in First Nations children, families and communities. Our children face the worst social and econ...



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