A major new study by Environics says “More than 70 per cent of aboriginals who live in major Canadian cities prefer the city life to their original homes because of more opportunities including education”.
Calvin Helin, one of the study’s advisers who is also co-author of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s study Free to Learn, explains:
The fastest growing population is the young aboriginal population and we need those young people to be educated and in the workforce,” said Helin. “Not for reasons of a moral imperative, but for the very prosperity and competitiveness of Canada as a nation.”
Here’s another news story about the Environics study. The study’s background and summary of findings can be found here. For the full study, click here.