POLITICS

By the numbers: Conditions on Manitoba First Nations

01/29/2015 01:43 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - Documents from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations people to live in Canada.

A look at conditions by the numbers:

8: Decreased number of years members of Manitoba First Nations can expect to live compared with other Manitobans.

28 per cent: Graduation rate for Manitoba First Nations children —the lowest in Canada.

29 per cent: Percentage of Manitoba's First Nations population living in homes in need of major repairs — the second-highest in the country.

33 per cent: Average welfare rate on Canadian reserves.

47 per cent: Average welfare rate on Manitoba reserves. The rate is 80 per cent on some reserves.

25 per cent: Percentage of First Nations children across Canada living in poverty.

62 per cent: Percentage of First Nations children in Manitoba living in poverty.

(Source: AANDC Manitoba updates 2012-2014)