Urban aboriginals strive to make significant difference in their communities, report says

But many first nations people feel negative preconceptions persist about addiction and poverty

Vancouver Sun, April 7, 2010

Dr. Evan Adams, businessman Ian Campbell and lawyer and registered forester Angeline Nyce are helping to break the stereotype of urban aboriginals.

They are well educated, high achievers striving to make a significant difference in their urban communities while still staying connected to their home communities.

One of the main findings of the recent Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study conducted by the Environics Institute is that six in 10 aboriginal people believe they can make their city a better place to live — a proportion similar to non-aboriginal city dwellers. Read more »