If ever there was a time when Canada could make meaningful strides towards equality for Indigenous peoples, it is now.
The situation facing Indigenous peoples in Canada today requires urgent action today so that every person in Canada can live with health, safety, security, well-being, access human rights justice, and so that every person can have the opportunity to make the life they want for themselves and their families.
4.5 times higher: the murder rate of Indigenous women compared to other women in Canada.
First Nations communities have had a boil water advisory in place for more than a year.
Suicide rates among Inuit youth are among the highest in the world, at 11 times the national average.
5-7 times higher: the suicide rate for First Nations youth compared to non-Aboriginal youth.