Non-Indigenous Canadians show less support for policies that improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples, survey shows – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2019324 Views

Indigenous people voice more support than non-Indigenous Canadians for a range of ideas associated with reconciliation, including providing clean drinking water on reserves and requiring material in curriculums on the history of residential schools, a new survey from the Environics Institute has found.

Although a majority of Canadians expressed some support for policies aimed at improving the lives of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, the gap in support between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people remains stark.

For example, while 56 per cent of Indigenous people strongly support giving money for the preservation of their languages, just 26 per cent of non-Indigenous Canadians said the same.

Meanwhile, 29 per cent of non-Indigenous Canadians said that the biggest obstacle to achieving equality for Indigenous people was Indigenous people themselves.

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