Bear Witness Day

10 May 2017

This year marks 10 years since Jordan's Principle was unanimously passed in the House of Commons. Last year the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to fully implement Jordan's Principle by May 10, 2016.

Jordan’s Principle aims to make sure First Nations children can access all public services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions related to their First Nations status. With another year passed, First Nations children continue to face discrimination in accessing government services on the same terms as other kids.

Show your support and "Bear Witness" to Jordan's Principle Implementation by bringing your bears to daycare, school or work on May 10th. Host a Jordan's Principle "bear birthday party", coffee break or lunch to learn more about Jordan's Principle and to honour Jordan River Anderson!

Find out more about Jordan's Principle and don't forget to tweet and post your photos using the hashtags #JordansPrinciple and #Waiting4UCanada

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