Literature Review on Issues and Needs of Aboriginal People
This literature review identifies the needs, issues and service gaps facing Aboriginal people1 living in, or moving to, urban municipalities, and helps municipal governments develop strategies to address these needs, forge the proper partnerships, and identify resource requirements. The discussion also identifies the complexity and magnitude of the problems, suggesting the resources that are required are well beyond the current capacity of municipal governments. The complex and varied nature of programs and services for Aboriginal people dictate the need for a strong partnership consisting of all orders of government and the Aboriginal community. The same complexity will also require a good definition of roles and responsibilities but with sufficient program flexibility to adapt to unique needs in particular municipalities.