Report cites challenges facing disabled Natives

A new report says disabled Natives in Canada aren't receiving the services they need.

According to the Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy, Native people are twice as likely to be disabled that the rest of the population. But there is "little hope" for them due to red tape, the report said.

The report's authors say tribal, provincial and federal officials need to work together to resolve the bureaucratic problems. One issue cited is jurisdictional -- disabled people are confused and frustrated by being "ping pongged" among government agencies.

Get the Story:
Report finds information lacking for disabled First Nations (CBC 1/19)

Get the Report:
Aboriginal People with Disabilities: A Vacuum in Public Policy (January 2004)