Stereotypes often prevent Canadians from helping First Nations, advocate says – Yahoo News

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Stereotypes often prevent Canadians from helping First Nations, advocate says – Yahoo News

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015310 Views

Many Canadians are willing to help refugees because they did not cause the conflict in their home countries, but those same people do not apply that mentality to First Nations communities here at home, one advocate says.

News stories about First Nations communities — lack of access to drinking water, unsafe homes and an education system that is failing children — do not lead most Canadians to ask what they can do to help, Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada said in an interview Monday.

“The first reaction is often judgment,” she said.

People tend to base their opinions about First Nations on “deeply embedded stereotypes,” Blackstock said from the society’s Ottawa office.

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