Aboriginal School Health Symposium. National Initiatives First Nations School Nutrition Pilot Program . Bryan Hendry April 21, 2008. The Reality. “We must admit that First Nations People in Canada live in the most disgusting and shameful conditions imaginable in any developed country.
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First Nations School Nutrition Pilot Program
April 21, 2008
“We must admit that First Nations People in Canada live in the most disgusting and shameful conditions imaginable in any developed country.
“In Pukatawagan, in Northern Manitoba, Chief Shirley Castel tells us that some two-bedroom homes have as many as 28 people living in them. People are forced to sleep in shifts and many parents often go without sleep to ensure their children are able to learn and play.”
-- National Chief Phil Fontaine, Canadian Club of Ottawa, May, 2007
Impact of More Education and Training
AFN recommends an immediate $1.3 billion investment for education and skills training.
Make Poverty History event,
Parliament Hill, October 2007.
ONEXONE press conference with Richard Gere, Petra Nemcova and Wyclef Jean, September 2007.
61.8% children aged 3-5 overweight or obese
Over 3,000 people marched in Ottawa last year.
Public Health Research and Policy Analyst
Assembly of First Nations