News

  • After years of legal wrangling, First Nations discrimination hearing begins Monday
    February 22, 2013
  • Assembly of First Nations National Chief to appear at Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Support of Equity and Fairness for First Nation Children
    February 22, 2013

    Visit the Assembly of First Nations website to learn more!

  • Joint press release by Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
    February 22, 2013

    Canadian Government faces allegations of discrimination towards First Nations Children at Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

  • Letters to Canada: Messages of Reconciliation from Children and Young People
    February 21, 2013

    Children and young people prepared this video so that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal could understand why the First Nations child welfare case is important to all children in Canada but the Canadian Government opposed it. This is the children's video that the Government of Canada did not want the Tribunal to see...

    Watch Letters to Canada and visit the I am a witness website to learn more!

    Please share widely!

  • Canadian Human Rights Commission Media Advisory
    February 19, 2013
  • Peter Henderson Bryce Award
    February 19, 2013

    Watch the video on the Many Hands One Dream site to learn more about a national hero and the award named in his memory!

  • iPolitics reports on Have a Heart Day
    February 14, 2013
  • Amnesty Moose Jaw's Valentine goes undelivered
    February 14, 2013
  • Tribunal orders hearings to proceed on February 25, 2013 despite Canada's objections
    February 13, 2013
  • One woman's battle for equal rights for on-reserve children
    February 09, 2013
  • New legal terms added to Glossary!
    February 08, 2013

    Access to Information Act; Exhibit; Client-Solicitor Privilege; Disclosure; Expert Witness; Lay Witness; Privacy Act; Statement of Particulars; Subpoena

  • Have a Heart Day Social in Kitchener, Ontario!
    February 07, 2013

    Bring your sweethearts, sweet treats and moccasins for an evening full of dance, song and family fun. Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Time: 5 - 8 p.m.

    Location: FSW Building, 120 Duke St. Kitchener (Rm.101)

    Organized by Weejeendimin Native Resource Centre & Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Canada proposes cancelling Tribunal hearing dates for week of February 25, 2013; Caring Society objects
    February 05, 2013
  • Federal Court of Appeal hearing scheduled for March 6, 2013
    January 31, 2013

    Canada's appeal of the Federal Court decision to order a full hearing in the First Nations child welfare case will be heard on March 6, 2013. Hearings at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to proceed concurrently.

    Location: TBD

    Open to the public!

  • Amnesty International members in Regina prepare for Have a Heart Day!
    January 24, 2013

    Thanks to Regina members for taking part in last night's Amnesty International Webinar on Have a Heart Day. We look forward to hearing more about your plans for Februrary 14!

  • School Resources
    December 21, 2012

    Check out our new Schools' Resources page for ideas on how to engage students in Shannen's Dream, Jordan's Principle, and I am a Witness!

  • Tim Harper: Tribunal will rule whether Ottawa retaliated against native rights’ advocate Cindy Blackstock
    October 23, 2012
  • Ottawa spends $3-million to battle first nations child welfare case
    October 02, 2012
  • Tribunal rules APTN can broadcast child welfare case
    August 24, 2012
  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal formally dismisses Canada's jurisdictional motion clearing the way for a full hearing.
    August 23, 2012
  • Aboriginal students: An education under class -Maclean's
    August 08, 2012
  • Procedural Diagram
    July 30, 2012
  • GBSS students support Shannen's Dream
    July 12, 2012
  • Special education human rights case filed by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation remains ongoing
    July 06, 2012

    The complaint, filed in 2009, is about the inequality between the special education services provided to First Nations and non-First Nations children in Canada.

    Visit the website to learn more.

  • Aboriginal people file hundreds of human rights complaints
    June 19, 2012
  • CHRC News Release: Seeking change, Aboriginal people turn to human rights law
    June 19, 2012

    Ottawa, June 18, 2012 – Aboriginal people and First Nations organizations have filed over 300 human rights complaints since the Canadian Human Rights Act was amended in 2008 to encompass matters under the Indian Act, the Canadian Human Rights Commission reported today. The Commission released new statistics on the June 18th anniversary of this historic amendment.

    Read the full News Release

  • Four years later, Harper’s apology for residential schools rings hollow for many
    June 12, 2012
  • Ottawa schoolchildren rally for First Nations students
    June 12, 2012
  • First Nations kids rally on residential schools anniversary
    June 12, 2012
  • News Release: UBCIC Calls on First Nations to Support "Our Dreams Matter Too" Campaign
    June 12, 2012

    June 11, 2012 - Today, on the fourth anniversary of the Prime Minister's residential schools apology, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) is launching an important campaign called "Our Dreams Matter Too." The campaign focuses on giving First Nations children the same chance as non-First Nations children to grow up safely at home, get a good education and be healthy and proud of their cultures. The campaign encourages individuals and organizations to send letters to the Prime Minister supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children.

     

    Read the full News Release

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