A new study is shedding light on the reality of First Nations children living in poverty. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives analyzed census data form 2006 and has found half of Canada’s First Nations children are living in poverty. That’s triple the national average. Measures including family income, educational attainment, water quality, infant mortality, health suicide and homelessness were all studied and indigenous children trail the rest of Canada’s children in all of them. The study estimates the cost of easing the problem at $580-million.