Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States are among the world’s wealthiest nations. It is an often noted irony–and an occasional source of embarrassment to the governments of these countries–that the Indigenous peoples within their borders are in each case among their poorest citizens.
Cornell, Stephen. "Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Self-Determination in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States." Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs No. 2006-02. The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. 2006. JOPNA.