Study finds Inuit living in provinces at greater risk of `serious problems, disputes or conflicts’

 By Tom Taylor Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new study from Statistics Canada has found that Inuit living in the Canadian provinces are at significantly greater risk of experiencing “serious problems, disputes or conflicts,” than non-Indigenous people. The study was funded by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), and was based on the 2021 Canadian Legal Problems Survey (CLPS), which collected data on 19 “problems or disputes experienced in everyday life” that “may or may not require legal help to resolve” and are “serious and difficult to fix.” It found that 26 per cent of Inuit living in the south experienced at least one such problem in the last three years, compared to 19 per cent among non-Indigenous people. It also found that 7.4 per cent of Inuit people living in the…

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