Study finds Indigenous people twice more likely to struggle due to COVID crisis – Winnipeg Sun

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Study finds Indigenous people twice more likely to struggle due to COVID crisis – Winnipeg Sun

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 202134 Views

Research led by University of Manitoba (U of M) professors found that Indigenous people are twice more likely than others to have difficulty meeting their financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis.

A third of Indigenous Canadians surveyed lost their jobs early in the pandemic which is a higher proportion than people of colour, who were in turn more likely to lose their jobs than white Canadians.

Of Indigenous men between the ages of 18 to 34 who took the survey, 47% reported having trouble paying their bills on time due to the pandemic.

“Early in the pandemic, some of the United States’ largest reservations were reporting major COVID-19 outbreaks,” said Kiera Ladner, a U of M Professor in Indigenous and Canadian politics on Monday.

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