Unfortunately, too, what happens there is that when you deal with education, which is a provincial jurisdiction, the types of programs, services, or assistance to a certain class of people, if you will, is based on low incomes, which is primarily our people. Statistics show, studies have been done—the RCAP report was one—that show there is no distinction when it comes to the socio-economic conditions of status or non-status aboriginal people. It's all the same, right across the board.
On the other hand, it is the federal government that, at least to a considerable level, addresses those needs for registered Indians living on the reserve. That's the whole point of the 91.24 issue and the case that is before the courts on the 91.24 issue. Because of that lack of distinction, the socio-economic conditions are straight across the board.
We will find, in some instances, some provinces that maybe have more resources available and will do a bit more for the non-status off-reserve Métis people. But in other areas, they don't have it and it doesn't happen. That's why our people, our kids today, remain at the bottom of those statistical levels—the highest dropout rates in school, the highest rates of infant mortality, all of it. That's the whole fundamental issue. That's where it has to start, right at the basic, fundamental issues.