New Vital Signs report busts ‘myths’ about Edmonton’s aboriginal population – Edmonton Journal

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New Vital Signs report busts ‘myths’ about Edmonton’s aboriginal population – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2015252 Views

October 6, 2015

A new Vital Signs report on Edmonton’s aboriginal population is an exercise in “myth busting,” says Susan Morrissey, head of the Edmonton Social Planning Council.

Their annual report runs in the Edmonton Journal on Tuesday.

This year, researchers pulled together numbers on Edmonton’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Data on the improvements they found are breaking down stereotypes, said Morrissey.

“Many are completing high school and working,” she said. “Overall, the income tax they’re paying is actually higher than what they pull in from social assistance.”

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