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  • Tribunal releases ruling on eligibility for Jordan's Principle

    November 25, 2020

    The Tribunal released a ruling (2020 CHRT 36) on the groups of children eligible to receive services through Jordan's Principle. The Tribunal rules that cases meeting any one of the four criteria are eligible for consideration under Jordan's Principle. Those criteria are the following:

    1. The child is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act, as amended from time to time;
    2. The child has one parent/guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act;
    3. The child is recognized by their Nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle; or
    4. The child is ordinarily resident on reserve. 
  • CHRT release ruling on Jordan's Principle

    July 17, 2020

    The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a ruling (2020 CHRT 20) on the definition of a First Nations with regard to receiving services through Jordan's Principle. First Nations children eligible to receive services through Jordan's Principle also now include:

    1) Those who are recognized by their nation; and

    2) Those with a parent who has status and all persons eligible under S-3 are immediately eligible for Jordan's Principle.

    Visit for all information about the case.

  • Shannen's Dream

    Shannen's Dream in action!

    July 04, 2014

    Looking for ideas on how to put learning into action? Check out this amazing presentation made by students from St. Augustine CES on Shannen's Dream and their involvement in Our Dreams Matter Too. 

    View the presentation

  • On Alberta Primetime: Myrtle Calahaisn, Claudine Louise and Cindy Blackstock discuss whether enough has been done on anniversary of residential school apology.

    June 11, 2014

  • Shannen's Dream in action!

    March 25, 2014

    Comment pouvez-vous faire une différence? Inspirez-vous de ce magnifique montage qui illustre le cheminement sur plusieurs années entrepris par l'enseignante Danielle Fontaine et ses élèves en soutien au Rêve de Shannen!


  • Over 100 people attend Hi-Ho Mistahey! screening and panel discussion at University of Alberta

    February 25, 2014

    On Feb 25, Alanis Obomsawin joined Cindy Blackstock (University of Alberta and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society) and Charlene Bearhead (Project of Heart and Education Day Coordinator for TRC National Event) for a panel discussion and Q&A on culturally based equity in education for First Nations children. Gail Gallagher (Master's student in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta) emceed the event, which drew over 100 people. The event was presented by FNCARES, with sponsorship from the NFB, the Faculty of Extension and KIAS (University of Alberta).

  • Urban Native Magazine blogs about the First Nations child welfare case

    January 14, 2014

  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare

    February 25, 2013

    Be a witness to the proceedings through the I am a witness campaign. Follow Tribunal proceedings on APTN’s live feed.

  • FNCARES - News & Events

  • Homies Chatting: Sunday Edition with Ian Campeau & Tanya Talaga featuring guest Cindy Blackstock

    July 12, 2020

    Watch the very first episode of Homies Chatting: Sunday Edition with Ian Campeau & Tanya Talaga

  • 2 Crees in a Pod: Do Right - Not be Right with Dr. Cindy Blackstock

    June 22, 2020

    Listen to this new episode of the 2 Crees in a Pod Podcast with guest Cindy Blackstock. 

  • Pushed out and silenced: How one doctor was punished for speaking out about residential schools

    April 17, 2020

    Listen to the episode of Unreserved with Zoe Tennant featuring Dr. Cindy Blackstock. 

  • History will repeat itself if First Nations remain underfunded in the fight against COVID-19

    April 08, 2020

    Read the Opinion piece by Cindy Blackstock and Isadore Day in the Globe and Mail. 

  • CBC News - Apr 2, 2020

    Ottawa overestimated cost of compensating First Nations children under tribunal order: budget officer

    April 02, 2020

    CBC News - "Budget officer says Indigenous Services's estimate relied on broad interpretation of eligibility"

  • Documents suggest Canada paid millions more than admitted to fight Cindy Blackstock

    February 05, 2020

  • Ottawa says talks 'productive' on how to distribute First Nations child-welfare compensation it still opposes

    January 28, 2020

  • Wait There's More

    The problems with Canada's new Indigenous child welfare law

    January 07, 2020

    Host Tamara Khandaker of Global News' Wait There's More interviews Cindy Blackstock about Bill C-92. 

  • House passes motion calling on Ottawa to pay First Nations child welfare compensation ordered by tribunal

    December 11, 2019

  • Canada must stop normalizing inequality for Indigenous people

    December 09, 2019

    Cindy Blackstock: The federal government, which has an insatiable appetite to be thanked for inadequate measures, should expect no gratitude for discrimination. 

    Read the Macleans article here.