One in two aboriginal children live in poverty, report says

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:28 PM AST

Canada

A recent report by an anti-poverty advocacy group details how one in seven Canadian children live in poverty. That number increases to one in two when looking at aboriginal children living on reserves, according to Campaign 2000. The federal government wants to increase funding to social services and education on reserves by 4.5 per cent next year and create new sets of rules for educational policies. Progress has been slowed as they work out details and negotiations with local chiefs.

Source: CBC