60% of First Nation children on reserve live in poverty, institute says

The irony is the Catholic Church could end poverty in one day by selling one painting.

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neskantaga-first-nation-kids Children from Neskantaga First Nation greet Carolyn Bennett, minister of indigenous affairs, at the airport in the northern Ontario community on Friday, April 15, 2016. (Jody Porter/CBC)

Indigenous children in Canada more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous kids

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, May 17, 2016

Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-Aboriginal kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The study, which delves into poverty rates on reserves and in the territories as measured by income, documents the dire conditions being experienced by status First Nations children, including 60 per cent of those who live on reserves.

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