A startling new study has found that approximately half of Indigenous children in Canada live below the poverty, which is much higher than the national average.
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Forty-seven percent of Indigenous kids live below the poverty line. This number is two and a half times higher than what the national rate is.
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. Even more, the number rises to fifty three percent when considering Indigenous youth living on reservations.
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AFN used the saddening statistics to demonstrate the importance of the federal and local governments contributing more attention and funds to First nations community.
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