Let's face it... a culture that can't take care of its children is a culture on the road to oblivion...
VANCOUVER -- "Only one-third of aboriginal students are graduating, with the rate dropping 1.3% last year, according to a school board report."That's among the one third that graduates, I presume?
"The same report sampled groups of aboriginal pupils in elementary schools and found the students are three times more likely to miss class, and tend to have 20% lower literacy and numeracy scores than non-aboriginal students."
Let's face it... even 12 billion dollars per year can't provide every aboriginal child with an $850.00 per day consulting gig.
Two words... parental... responsibility. The "communities" always seem to be able to blockade a highway or converge on Parliament Hill at will. How about a little nurturing for your own children?
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"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."Need more?
Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators Ottawa: Health Canada.