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Empowerment Through Education


 Supporting First Nations communities across Canada

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Empowerment Through Education


 Supporting First Nations communities across Canada

 

About

The National Native Foundation is a federal not for profit organization founded in December 2014 in support of improving educational standards for First Nation youth throughout Canada. Our mission is simple: spread awareness and raise funds to provide relief of socioeconomic inequalities faced by First Nation Canadian youth, so they can find dignity, security, hope and refuge. We collect funds, books, school supplies and educational aids which we donate directly to First Nation schools in Canada. 

 
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We Need to Act Now


Progress and change will only come if we work together

We Need to Act Now


Progress and change will only come if we work together

History & Statistics

Canadian Colonialism accounts for many demoralizing legacies, the most pervasive of which is education - the root of this particular legacy is the Indian Residential School system. According to Statics Canada's 2011 Aboriginal Survey, 22.8% of Aboriginal Peoples had completed high school and post-secondary education. 

Half of First Nations children live in poverty, with rates reaching as high as 64 percent of children in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. They are far more likely to grow up in communities racked with violence, live in overcrowded housing and lack access to clean drinking water.

 

Deep poverty and domestic violence have pushed many Aboriginal youth toward a life of crime. Compared to non-Native Canadians, Aboriginal youth are seven times more likely to be victims of homicide, five times more likely to commit suicide and twice as likely to die an alcohol-related death. A rising number of Native teenagers are in custody: in 1997, just 12 per cent of young offenders in custody were Aboriginal. Today, it’s one in three.

The National Native Foundation aims to prevent these problems at their core: a lack of fundamental education. With your help, the foundation aspires to contribute to the betterment of First Nation communities and Canada as a whole.