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  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! Available Online for Have a Heart Day!
    January 31, 2014

    The National Film Board of Canada has graciously agreed to make Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Alanis Obomsawin’s amazing documentary about the Shannen's Dream campaign, available online for Have a Heart Day.

    Celebrate Have a Heart Day by watching the film with your family and friends, or by organizing a screening for your school, workplace, church group or community. The film will be available free online for three days only: February 14th - 16th.

    Please share with your networks! The Caring Society extends a warm thank you to our friends at the National Film Board for working so hard to make this possible. 

    Watch the Trailer

  • UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Canada and the Caring Society partner in Shannen’s Dream video project
    January 22, 2014
  • Urban Native Magazine blogs about the First Nations child welfare case
    January 14, 2014
  • Woman fights for her son’s rights at the Canadian Human Rights Commission
    January 10, 2014
  • Ottawa's legal bills mount over aboriginal teen's bid for care: Federal government's legal bill equal to almost 3 years of disabled teen's care
    January 08, 2014
  • Services for disabled in focus: Rights tribunal to consider how Ottawa funds on-reserve programs
    January 04, 2014
  • Peter Bryce and Duncan Campbell Scott: the road not taken on residential schools
    December 30, 2013
  • Time for Consistent Action: An Update to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for Canada
    December 18, 2013

    "This year Canada’s human rights record was up for review at the United Nations. But the government has dismissed criticisms made during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and made no commitment to close the gaps in human rights protection, says Amnesty International. These failings have prompted an update of the organization’s 2012 Human Rights Agenda for Canada highlighting issues that must still be addressed in the months to come".

    See pages 4 and 11 for mention of the First Nations child welfare case.

    Read the News Release

    Download the Report

  • Lights, Camera, Action! New Shannen’s Dream video released in honour of Human Rights Day!
    December 10, 2013

    December 10 is Human Rights Day. In honour of this special day, we are thrilled to share a new video made by and for children about the Shannen’s Dream campaign. Click here to watch it YouTube!

    Children in Canada want equality for First Nations children. Watch this amazing video, share it and join the movement at: www.shannensdream.ca

    Please share widely! 

  • Cindy Blackstock recognized by Nobel Women’s Initiative for her work to expose and address the systematic injustices faced by First Nations children, youth and their families.
    December 06, 2013
  • '60s Scoop' class action not a matter for courts, say lawyers
    December 04, 2013
  • RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program
    December 03, 2013

    Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.

    To be eligible, applications and supporting documents are to be received by RBC by 11:59 pm EST on February 28th, 2014. Learn more here.

     

  • Federal govt seeks leave to appeal 60s scoop lawsuit that was greenlit this year
    December 01, 2013
  • Deaths of Alberta aboriginal children in care no ‘fluke of statistics’
    November 26, 2013
  • Assembly of First Nations Press Release
    November 20, 2013
  • Meanness is a way of life in Ottawa: The lack of civility has become a way of life in government and the civil service
    November 20, 2013
  • Canada's low ranking in children's rights surprises international experts who expect better from a wealthy country
    November 19, 2013

    The index scores countries on their implementation of children’s rights in five domains: the right to life, health, education, protection and child rights environment. Read the report here.

    You can learn more about the KidsRights Index at: www.kidsrightsindex.org

  • News Release
    November 18, 2013
  • Caring Society Holiday Auction
    November 12, 2013

    The Caring Society is hosting its first online auction in spirit of the upcoming holiday season. The auction consists of Caring Across Boundaries original panels by photographer Liam Sharp with community volunteers from Attawapiskat First Nation, Carrier Sekani Nations and Tobique First Nation. All proceeds go to the Caring Society's equity campaigns for First Nations children and families. For more information or to bid on a panel, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/holidayauction. Happy holidays!

  • Call for Nominations: Peter Henderson Bryce Award for Children and Youth
    November 08, 2013

    The award recognizes children and youth who, individually or in groups, advocate for the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth.

    Deadline extended! Nominations now due December 15, 2013.

  • First Nation children still forced off-reserve to get education
    November 05, 2013
  • Human rights tribunal resumes hearings on First Nations child and family services funding
    October 29, 2013
  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! showing in Toronto
    October 22, 2013

    Alanis Obomasawin’s film about the Shannen's Dream campaign, Hi-Ho Mistahey!, will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto for a one week limited run starting November 1st!

    Click here for details.

  • Canada faces a 'crisis' on aboriginal reserves: UN investigator
    October 15, 2013

    Read more here

  • Press Release
    October 11, 2013

    Front Line Defenders welcomes 145 human rights defenders from 95 countries to Dublin for 7th Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders

  • Four Burning Questions for Dr. Cindy Blackstock, First Nations and child welfare advocate
    October 07, 2013

    Read this article at the McGill Reporter

  • Shannen's Dream Fundraiser in Kingston, Ontario!
    September 27, 2013

    Live Music, BBQ, Bake Sale, Henna

    October 5, 2013

    Rotary Park, Kingston ON 

    11 AM - 3PM

    Help end the underfunding of First Nation Schools. This was Shannen’s Dream!

  • First Nation agency takes the stand at human rights tribunal
    September 26, 2013
  • Harper government expected to table First Nation Education Act before year’s end
    September 23, 2013
  • First Nations near Prince Albert to develop education acts
    September 20, 2013

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