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ISBN (Print) : 978-1-988426-27-3 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-988426-28-0

Tackling Poverty in Indigenous Communities in Canada

April 2017

For First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada, who experience a disproportionate burden of illness, poverty is both deep and widespread. This paper briefly examines the breadth and depth of poverty in Indigenous communities using standard economic indicators. The paper shows some of the ways in which poverty contributes to lack of community health and well-being. It concludes by identifying a number of different strategies for tackling poverty in its economic dimensions, including some that have worked well in Indigenous communities.

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