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  • 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
  • PAGC rejects feds’ education act
    September 19, 2013
  • Monitoring of Blackstock’s social media sites still going on
    September 18, 2013
  • Economist experts explain First Nations child welfare funding
    September 13, 2013
  • Lawyer says Ottawa won’t agree to stop spying on First Nations children’s advocate
    September 12, 2013
  • Tribunal hearings resume September 23
    September 12, 2013

    The testimony of Dr. John Loxley, expert witness and one of the country's top economists, is now complete. No hearings on September 13. The Tribunal will resume on Monday, September 23. Click here for the full schedule.
     
    Don't forget - you can watch all the past testimony on APTN! 

  • Attawapiskat woman's struggle focus of TIFF film
    September 09, 2013
  • Just released! Caring Society 2012 - 13 Annual Report
    September 06, 2013
  • Tribunal hearings resume August 28, 2013
    August 23, 2013

    The Tribunal has been cancelled Monday August 26, 2013 and Tuesday August 27, 2013 on the case for the children (hearing on the merits) but will resume on August 28, 2013.

  • First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service Annual Report 2012/13
    August 19, 2013
    The First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES) is a collaboration between the University of Alberta and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society. FNCARES is dedicated to translating the well-established research on the structural drivers of disadvantage for First Nations children, youth and families into pragmatic, community based solutions. 
     
  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival!
    August 15, 2013
    Watch a preview on the TIFF website.
     
    WORLD PREIMERE at TIFF
    September 7 at 4:30 p.m.
    TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 1)
    Reitman Square, 350 King Street W, Toronto
     
    Additional screenings:
    September 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    and September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
    Art Gallery of Ontario (Jackman Hall)
    317 Dundas Street W, Toronto
     
     
    Information on the Ottawa premiere coming soon!
  • Hi-Ho Mistahey!
    August 08, 2013

    Every child needs to have a good school.

    New NFB film by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin brings together the voices of those who have taken Shannen’s Dream across Canada and all the way to the United Nations in Geneva. Watch the trailer.

  • New Information Sheet on First Nations Education in Canada
    August 01, 2013
  • Call for Papers!
    July 26, 2013

    The First Peoples Child & Family Review is now accepting papers for publication in the Fall 2013 issue – Volume 8, Issue 2. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.

  • Tribunal continues to hear how feds allegedly spied on Cindy Blackstock
    July 19, 2013
  • Harper must acknowledge 'horrors' of nutrition tests on aboriginal children: AFN
    July 17, 2013
  • Cherokee dad loses girl in S.C. custody battle that went to Supreme Court
    July 17, 2013
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association webinar on U.S. Supreme Court decision in 'Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl'
    July 16, 2013

    Click here for the Webinar

    This webinar is for those interested in learning:

    • What were the Court's holdings in this case?
    • How does this decision impact the application of ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act)?
    • What are the possible implications of this decision for Indian Country?
    • What are the next steps for this case and for the national campaign to protect ICWA?

    You will need to enter a name and email address to access the recording

  • New Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report - First Nations School Infrastructure Funding Requirements: British Columbia
    July 11, 2013
    This report responds to a request from a parliamentarian to follow-up on a 2009 PBO report, using new data to estimate the costs of First Nations K-12 educational infrastructure in British Columbia. This report uses information from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and a survey conducted by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the PBO. 
     
  • Joint Statement to United Nations General Assembly
    July 10, 2013

    World community calls for a focus on strengthening family care and providing appropriate alternative care for children in the 2014 UNGA resolution on the rights of the child

  • New Information Sheet!
    July 10, 2013
  • NEW Information Sheet: Retaliation Component of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare
    July 10, 2013
  • Our Dreams Matter Too in Oakville
    July 09, 2013

    The walk in Oakville was organized by high school students Julia and Emma Mogus of Books With No Bounds. Youth activist Wes Prankard of Northern Starfish was also on hand to show his support!

     

    Read the article in the Oakville Beaver

     

    Visit the Books with No Bounds Facebook page

  • New and beautiful video on Jordan's Principle by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions'
    July 04, 2013

    Watch the video on YouTube or in the Jordan's Principle gallery

  • Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres WEBINAR on Implementation of Jordan's Principle
    July 04, 2013

    Watch the video on YouTube or in the Jordan's Principle gallery

  • NDP call for investigation into federal government’s conduct at human rights tribunal
    July 04, 2013
  • "Federal government’s conduct ‘far from irreproachable’ says Canadian Human Rights Tribunal"
    July 03, 2013

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