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Almost half of Status First Nations children live in poverty, study finds


“Child poverty rates by community in 2016

Canadian average: 18%

Status First Nations: 47% (53% on reserve; 41% off reserve)

Non-status First Nations: 32%

Inuit: 25%

Métis: 22%

Recent immigrant: 35%

Racialized: 22%

Non-racialized, non-Indigenous: 12%

Source: Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada”