First Nations Child Poverty: A Literature Review and Analysis

Authors: 

Brittain, Melisa
Blackstock, Cindy

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Year of Publication: 
2015
Source: 
First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service
Abstract: 
"This five-chapter literature review and analysis of existing research on First Nations child poverty examines its historical and contemporary causes and effects, outlining the direct links between colonial policies and practices of assimilation—including the reserve and residential school systems, and child welfare—and the ongoing impoverishment of First Nations communities. The document also evaluates existing poverty measures and outlines existing and proposed poverty interventions, stressing a focus on child well-being and self-determined, holistic approaches." http://www.fncaringsociety.com/fncares-featured-resources
Type of Publication: 
Report
Category: 
Canadian CW research