Globe & Mail video: 11 facts about the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada *note: the 2014 UN Human Development Index ranks Canada 8th (not 6th, as video says)
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Rich Country, Poor Nation
April 03, 2015
Get ready for the final ruling...
March 10, 2015
Watch the lastest I am Witness vignette here. The final ruling is expected from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) in 2015.
Reconciliation Means Not Saying Sorry Twice - Dr. Cindy Blackstock gives public talk at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton
February 18, 2015
Join us on Feb. 26, 2015, 4:30-6pm, at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Robbins Health Learning Centre, Kule Theatre
National Post: "Canada’s child-welfare crisis brings calls for reform from across the country"
December 12, 2014
FNCARES in UA Extension News
November 26, 2014
Watch video of "Followed": Dr. Cindy Blackstock on her experience of government breaching her privacy.
November 26, 2014
FNCARES Annual Report 2013-2014
November 07, 2014
"Followed": a presentation by Dr. Cindy Blackstock at the University of Alberta
November 05, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Telus Centre, Room 150, University of Alberta, Edmonton
*Live Webcast Streaming: link TBA*
In her presentation "Followed," Dr. Cindy Blackstock will speak about the implications and impact of having her privacy breached by Federal officials. What was the purpose and reasons behind the extraordinary effort undertaken by Federal officials to monitor and gather information on Dr. Blackstock? This incredible story of one person will shock and surprise practitioners in the information rights community. This situation will give pause for thought and reflection about the value of privacy in a free and democratic society, and the implications for others working towards equity and human rights for everyone in Canada.
Dr. Blackstock's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion involving Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and Mary Marshall, Health Privacy Law expert and former Alberta Health Advocate. These two panel speakers will discuss social trends and privacy breaches that impact the rights of citizens to have their privacy protected.
Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and join in a discussion about privacy, fundamental human rights and the elements of our society that are important for maintaining a healthy civil society and democracy.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS OPEN PUBLIC EVENT. No registration required.
Room is wheelchair accessible. Join Facebook event, and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/695615830521889/
Now available online!
October 31, 2014
Just released! Replies to Federal Government's Final Written Submissions
October 14, 2014
Just released! Caring Society 2013 - 14 Annual Report
September 23, 2014
Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais.
Letter of Support from OCDSB
September 12, 2014
A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people!
Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the letter of support.
Plan to witness Final Arguments in person?
September 12, 2014
Going to a brand new space can sometimes be confusing, so click here for the Tribunal room layout to help plan your visit, whether you're coming on your own, in a group or with a class!
If you would like to attend as a class, please contact Brittany Martell or Andrea Auger for more information and advice.
*New* Information Sheet on Jordan's Principle
September 04, 2014
Chelsea-Jane Edwards, Shannen's Dream youth campaigner, discusses imminent opening of new school in Attawapiskat and education needs for all First Nations children on CBC's 'As It Happens'
July 28, 2014
Data from study suggests Harper government's audits of charitable organizations corrupt democratic proccess
July 23, 2014
Child-friendly information sheet on First Nation Child Welfare Complaint
July 17, 2014
Une nouvelle ressource destinée aux jeunes et aux enfants sur la plainte en matière de protection de l’enfance des Premières Nations au Tribunal canadien des droits de la personne avec des informations sur la façon dont les jeunes peuvent s'impliquer. (Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais)
Pour en savoir plus, visitez www.fnwitness.ca !
Canada's Federal court ruling in support of Maurina Beadle and Jordan's Principle stands
July 14, 2014
APTN: Feds drop appeal against Mi’kmaq mother and disabled son
July 12, 2014
Federal Government drops its appeal of the Beadle/Pictou Landing case
July 11, 2014
Le gouvernement fédéral s'est désistée et ne fera pas appel dans l'affaire Beadle/Pictou Landing ce qui signifie que la décision favorable de la Cour fédérale prononcée en avril 2013 est maintenue. La Société souhaite exprimer sa gratitude et ses sincères remerciements à Maurina Beadle, son fils Jeremy et la Première Nation de Pictou Landing pour avoir créé ce précédent important sur le Principe de Jordan.