First Nations Poverty

Don't Cut Funding For First Nations Children

Chief Shining Turtle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Chief Shining Turtle

Last year, an independent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada based on Statistics Canada figures found that status First Nations children in Ontario -- those who would be affected by these cuts -- have a staggering poverty rate of 40 per cent, compared to 15 per cent for non-Indigenous children.

Study: Half Of First Nations Children Live In Poverty

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Half of Canada's First Nations children are living in poverty, triple the national average, according to a new analysis of census statistics...

Watching the Watchdog: This Aboriginal Revolt is For Real

Tim Knight | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Canada is guilty of one of the most elemental colonial sins: trying to destroy aboriginal culture and assimilate aboriginal people. That's why Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike matters. This time, our first peoples won't be placated with an apology in parliament, This time, the revolt is for real.