First Nation Children in Canada (Quality of life (Issues (Ways to fix this…
First Nation Children in Canada
Quality of life
Ways to fix this problem
Canadian government should help them for medical, money, and for education
First Nation children, on average, receive 22% less funding for child welfare services than other Canadian children.
Suicide rates among First Nation youth are five to seven times higher than other young non-Aboriginal Canadians.
One in four children in First Nation communities live in poverty. That’s almost double the national average.
They’re still almost 600 unsolved cases about murdered and missing mysteries.
First Nation students attending on-reserve schools are funded at a rate of $3,000 – $7,000 less than students attending other schools in Canada.
The K-12 completion rate for First Nation students living on-reserve is 49%. First Nation students are more likely to end up in jail than to graduate high school.
There are 40 First Nation communities without schools, and there are First Nation communities where children haven’t been to school in more than two years.
Impacts on Canada
Federal and provincial governments come and go and take with them their particular view of the value of protecting the environment. Indigenous Peoples on the other hand who do not come and go (have been here since time immemorial) place an extremely high value on protecting the environment and the resources that are important to them.
On August 14 and 15th Canadian government officials will appear before the independent expert body that oversees compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In past reviews, the Committee has raised concerns the disproportionately large numbers of First Nations children who are being placed in state care away from their families and cultures.
Twelve years ago, a landmark federally-funded study concluded that persistent government underfunding was denying children and families in First Nations communities essential supports available in all other communities in Canada.
Two years ago, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal concluded that the underfunding of services for First Nations children had directly contributed to shockingly large numbers of children being removed from their families and communities because less disruptive alternatives were not available. The Tribunal called for an immediate end to this discrimination.
The first nation people informed the Canadian people about the actions of the Canadian government, which became a social issue, and the Canadian people were angry at it.