What are some of the major issues affecting many indigenous communities today? All across the world, Indigenous peoples’ life expectancy is up to 20 years lower compared to non-Indigenous people. Indigenous peoples often rank highest for prison inmates, illiteracy and unemployment. Globally, they suffer higher rates of poverty, landlessness, malnutrition and internal displacement.
What are the 3 main demands that Indigenous peoples are asking the Canadian government? Indigenous peoples have traditionally pointed to three principal arguments to establish their rights: international law, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (as well as treaties that have since followed) and common law as defined in Canadian courts.
What are the most important issues for urban indigenous communities? Poor access to health and mental health services; Violence against Indigenous women and girls; Food insecurity; Involvement in the criminal justice system.
What problems do First Nations face? Among the Indigenous population in Canada (i.e., First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples), social conditions have been impacted by the dispossession of cultural traditions, social inequities, prejudice and discrimination.