FNCARES and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Week at the University of Alberta Present
Dr. Cindy Blackstock on The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare
Date: March 15, 2016,
Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Location: 4th Floor Lounge, Education North Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton
In 2007, Dr. Cindy Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging that Canada discriminates against First Nations children on the basis of race and/or national or ethnic origin by providing inequitable and insufficient funding for child and family services on reserves. In January 2016, the Tribunal ruled in favour of the complainants, ordering the government to cease discriminatory practices against 163,000 affected children and take measures to redress and prevent further discrimination. In this talk, Dr. Blackstock will discuss the Tribunal's findings, the remedies ordered, and what this means for First Nations children's rights in Canada moving forward.
For more information about the case:
To read the ruling: