News

  • 'Tragic' number of aboriginal children in foster care stuns even the experts
    May 08, 2013
  • Assembly of First Nations News Release
    May 08, 2013
  • Canada appeals the Federal Court decision enforcing Jordan's Principle
    May 06, 2013
  • Joint News Release
    April 29, 2013

    World community urges comprehensive response to human rights violations facing Indigenous peoples in Canada

  • Chiefs of Ontario Education Rally
    April 11, 2013
  • Federal Court tells Ottawa to reimburse First Nation for disabled child's costs, Winnipeg Free Press
    April 09, 2013

    Read more on Winnipeg Free Press

  • Inequity in Crown funding for kids on reserve, human rights tribunal hears
    April 05, 2013
  • Federal Court rules in favour of Maurina Beadle and the Pictou Landing First Nation in Jordan’s Principle case
    April 05, 2013

    In a landmark ruling for the rights of First Nations children, the Federal Court of Canada has found that Jordan’s Principle is binding on the Government of Canada, and ordered Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development to reimburse the Pictou Landing Band for costs associated with caring for a disabled teen-ager living at home on the reserve.

  • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will stream testimony from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare
    April 02, 2013

    Streaming starts April 2, 2013 at 1pm.

    The first week of hearings, including opening statements and testimony from the Tribunal’s first witness are online now
     
     
     

  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Finally Hears Aboriginal Child Welfare Case
    April 01, 2013
  • Special needs kids on-reserve wait longer for medical services
    March 26, 2013
  • Video: In Committee from the Senate of Canada
    March 25, 2013
  • Updated Procedural Diagram
    March 19, 2013

    First Nations child welfare human rights case (2007- March 2013)

  • Canadian Human Rights Commission - 2012 Annual Report
    March 19, 2013
  • FNCARES presents lecture on First Nations research at University of Alberta
    March 19, 2013

    In her talk "The Breath of Life Theory for Research," Cindy Blackstock presented on how researchers can respect First Nations cultures, ontology, worldview and self-determination in all research projects pertaining to First Nations. This was the first in a series of annual lectures organized by FNCARES.

  • Rights panel can hear discrimination case
    March 13, 2013
  • Human Rights Tribunal Hears Indigenous Child Welfare Case to the Ire of Harper Government
    March 12, 2013
  • First Nations Child and Family Wellness Council News Release
    March 12, 2013

     

    Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Feds Attempt to Stop Child Welfare Case Yet Again
  • Federal Court of Appeal Decision
    March 11, 2013

    The Attorney General of Canada's appeal of the Federal Court's decision in April 2012 to allow the Tribunal to move forward was dismissed today. The Tribunal proceedings will continue April 2, 2013.

  • Caring Society Press Release
    March 11, 2013

    Court rejects Ottawa's efforts to shut down hearings to decide if the Federal Government is discriminating against First Nations children

     
  • Witness list for Tribunal hearings, April 2 - 12, 2013
    March 08, 2013

    Testimony of Jonathan Thompson (Assembly of First Nations), Derald Dubois (Touchwood Child & Family Services, Inc., Saskatchewan), Dr. Nico Trocme (expert witness and principal investigator of the Canadian Incidence Study on Reported Child Abuse and Neglect).

     
     
  • Updated: Tribunal Briefing Note
    March 07, 2013
  • Feds ask court to stop human rights tribunal that’s already started
    March 07, 2013
  • The Federal Court of Appeal heard Canada's appeal of the Federal Court decision ordering a full hearing in the First Nations child welfare case.
    March 06, 2013

    The panel members' decision is under reserve until further notice. See www.fnwitness.ca for more information.

  • Feds retaliated against Cindy Blackstock after she filed complaint against them
    March 01, 2013
  • Human rights tribunal concludes cross-examination of key witness in First Nations child welfare case
    March 01, 2013
  • Special education funding sparks First Nation human rights complaint
    February 26, 2013
  • Lawyer 'confident' aboriginal child welfare case will show discrimination
    February 26, 2013
  • Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario News Release
    February 25, 2013
  • Ottawa fights charge it discriminates against aboriginal kids
    February 25, 2013

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