Signs of progress reported for Natives across Canada

Native people in Canada are making more money, becoming better educated and moving to urban areas at high rates, according to recent reports.

An estimated 60 percent of the Indian, Inuit and Metis population lives in cities, Statistics Canada said recently. But 90 percent of government funding goes to reserves.

The urban Native population skyrocketed between 1981 and 2001, according to the most recent report. Employment is up but serious problems like poor health, homelessness, gangs and prostitution remain.

Get the Story:
Strides for Canada's Native Peoples (The New York Times 7/22)

Related Stories:
Natives in Canada see highest rates of domestic violence (07/15)
Report looks at urban Native population in Canada (06/24)
Natives in Canada suffer from high unemployment (06/14)
Report cites increase in Native gang activity (03/15)
Study finds high infant mortality rate among Natives (11/10)
Canadian Natives report few hate crimes to police (06/02)
Growing Native population changing face of Canada (01/22)
Effort called 'starting point' to better health (01/14)