Words falter, if not fail, at the reading of a report into life expectancy for First Nations people in Toronto. A little over forty years for women and little under forty years for men. That’s an average of thirty-seven years based on a study of about one hundred premature deaths in a two-year period. Typical life expectancy for a Torontonian? Seventy-five years.
Early death among members of Toronto’s aboriginal community: walking in their shoes
Anishnawbe Health Toronto – 26-page .pdf file