A staggering 79 per cent of Vancouver’s Native children grow up in families with incomes below the poverty line, according to a British Columbia coalition of community groups.

B.C. Campaign 2000 said in a report that 1,830 Native children, from infancy to age 14, struggle every day in the city for basic shelter, food and clothing essentials.

Campaign 2000 was formed in 1995 by community groups to monitor a federal commitment 10 years ago to eliminate child poverty by 2000.