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A recently-signed contract between the Glooscap First Nation and Acadia University is creating a one-of-a-kind model to support the indigenization of education on a Canadian campus.

In Nova Scotia there are 40,710 children or close to 1 in 4 children (24.2%) who live in poverty

based on the most recent data. The 2019 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia reveals that the percentage of children living in low-income circumstances in Nova Scotia has decreased 0.82% since the 1989 promise to end child poverty.

As primary author, Lesley Frank, Acadia University Professor and CCPA-NS Research Associate, states, “This year's report card marks the 30th anniversary of the promise to end child poverty, and for me, it marks twenty years of tracking the data. The status, and depth of child poverty in Nova Scotia deeply troubles me, so too the lack of progress on eradicating it compared to the rest of the country. Government action needs to follow the evidence. Children can't be made to wait."

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