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Canada And The First Nations.

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Not sure what to make of this, if it is entirely accurate or not, but either way I think Canada should be pondering what it tells about its society:

“Among the bottom 100 Canadian communities, 96 were First Nations. Only one aboriginal community ranked in the top 100 Canadian communities — the Tsawwassen First Nation near Vancouver.

In short, despite the billions a year Canada spends on aboriginals, things appear to be getting worse. Between 1991 and 1996, only 18% of First Nations communities experienced a drop in their well-being scores. But by the 2001-06 period, the scores for 36% of those communities declined, compared to only 10% of Canadian communities as a whole.”

Written by modernityblog

01/09/2010 at 22:51

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