Government Social Assistance In Relation To Indigenous Communities

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The ultimate issues of Government social assistance in relation to Indigenous communities, is the fact that Provincial social assistance programs are temporary, promotes quick reintegration into the labour market, and persons who is receiving assistance must participate in employment programs in order to gain skills, education and experience needed reenter the labour market (cite). In remote Indigenous communities this is simply not a reality, 80% of Indigenous persons have been dependent on social assistance (cite). These issues occur since social service agencies are located off reserves, resulting in the lack the understanding of issues and social barriers faced by Fist Nation communities when interacting with service providers (cite).
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