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How a teddy bear received an honorary degree and why his work for Indigenous children still isn't done
December 12, 2017
AFN resolution in support of the Spirit Bear Plan
December 07, 2017
The Chiefs passed a resolution in support of the Spirit Bear plan at the Special Chiefs Assembly.
CBC Radio - Fix First Nations child welfare system now, says Cindy Blackstock
December 02, 2017
Federal Court of Appeal Decision: Motion for leave to intervene - STACEY SHINER ET AL v. AGC ET AL
November 24, 2017
Meet 'Spirit Bear': A symbol of Indigenous reconciliation
November 02, 2017
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Globe and Mail Article:
September 25, 2017
UNCERD calls on Canada to fully comply with and implement Tribunal rulings
August 25, 2017
Continued discrimination against First Nations children violates global anti-racism treaty
August 10, 2017
Joint press release by Amnesty International Canada, Broadbent Institute, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Children First Canada, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Justice for Indigenous Women, KAIROS, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Project of Heart, Rideau Institute and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada.
The Star editorial: What will it take for Ottawa finally to tackle Indigenous child-welfare crisis?
May 29, 2017
Editorial by The Star on the FN child welfare case and Jordan's Principle. Read here.
APTN National News: First Nations students in Thunder Bay raise money towards safe place to live
April 19, 2017
A news report released by APTN on April 19th : First Nations students in Thunder Bay raise money towards safe place to live
Students from Thunder Bay, ON organize a spring carnival to raise money for a safe place to live for future students
CBC News: Shannen Koostachin, Indigenous education advocate, named one of 150 greatest Canadians
February 14, 2017
A news report released by CBC on February 14th: Shannen Koostachin, Indigenous education advocate, named one of 150 greatest Canadians
Shannen & her legacy earn her a spot on the list of top 150 greatest Canadians, amongst Terry Fox and Emily Carr, to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
New Information Sheet!
February 06, 2017
Toronto Star article on Canada's failure to implement Jordan's Principle
January 04, 2017
The Caring Society has filed a motion at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging that the Federal government has failed to comply with the Tribunal's orders on Jordan's Principle. Click here to read the Toronto Star article and learn more.
Parliamentary Budget Officer finds shortfall in First Nations education
December 06, 2016
A new report released today by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirms the ongoing shortfall in Federal funding for First Nations education. As stated in the report:
"After comparing and analyzing data on federal and provincial education spending, PBO found evidence that INAC [Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada] funding mechanisms:
- do not adequately take into account important cost drivers for band-operated schools;
- favour students living on reserves who attend provincial schools; and
- put band-operated schools in remote northern regions at significant disadvantage."
Toronto Star editorial: On indigenous child welfare, the Liberals’ symbols are souring
November 06, 2016
An important editorial by the Toronto Star on the House of Commons Motion on First Nations child welfare and Jordan's Principle. Read it, share it and learn more about the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings and court documents at: www.fnwitness.ca
Discussion Paper: Proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act
November 01, 2016
For your consideration! This proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act for was presented by Sébastien Grammond at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Re-Imagining Child Welfare symposium on 21 October 2016. A more complete discussion of the proposal will appear in the Journal of Law and Social Policy.
Manitoba Legislature passes a motion calling on Canada to comply with the CHRT decisions and implement Jordan's Principle
October 26, 2016
Click below for full text of the motion and debate.
One year later, Liberals still discriminate against First Nations children
October 18, 2016
In this Ottawa Citizen editorial, Cindy Blackstock writes about the new government's lack of immediate action to help First Nations kids.
Students and teachers talk about integrating Indigenous courses in curriculum
September 26, 2016
In this CTV News video, students and teachers talk about integrating Indigenous courses into the curriculum.
Two special reports look at Aboriginal child welfare in Alberta
July 19, 2016
In a special report, the Office the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta investigates this history and state of Aboriginal child welfare in the province, and provides recommendations to better support Aboriginal children and families. Read the report: "Voices for Change: Aboriginal Child Welfare in Alberta."
In sync with the release of the OCYA report, the Auditor General of Alberta released a report titled "Human Services - Systems to Deliver Child and Family Services to Indigenous Children in Alberta."