Financial Inclusion and Manitoba Indigenous People

Results from an Urban and Rural Case Study
February 4, 2016
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This research project used a case study approach to examine access to mainstream Financial Institution (FI)1 services in one rural First Nation community and among Indigenous People in inner city Winnipeg. By case study we mean that through field research methods we examined the problem of financial exclusion, and gained research insights for Indigenous Peoples located in two unique and particular geographic locations: a rural First Nation and among Indigenous Peoples in Inner-city Winnipeg. The results from this study cast light on the situation of Indigenous financial exclusion in Manitoba. However, given that they are based on only two case studies, the results should not be interpreted to represent the situation for all Indigenous People in Manitoba. Case studies using mixed methodologies can be indicative of broader populations but, statistically speaking, they are not meant to be representative.