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There are 3,394 reserves in Canada set aside for more than 600 First Nations, and it’s estimated that 50 per cent of registered band members live on-reserve. However, a person can only reside on a reserve if their band council approves their application and they have Indian Status (or are eligible to obtain it).
Most reserves are remote, but some are in Canada’s larger cities and some use the federal Addition to Reserve Policy to acquire land outside of their current boundaries and add it to their reserves. In addition, some communities have created urban reserves, which are reserves within a city.
While conditions on reserves vary significantly, there are common problems that plague many of them. The most prevalent issue is housing. Many of the homes on reserves are ill-suited to Aboriginal family life because they were designed with the Western nuclear family in mind, and many are shoddily built.
Additionally, because the reserves are a Crown-controlled entity, the people who live there do not have “ownership” of their property and have difficulties obtaining mortgages and other loans for home improvement and construction projects. These challenges, along with the general lack of economic opportunities and resources, contribute to high rates of poverty among on-reserve First Nation people.