• 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
  • 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.
    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