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The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children - Broadbent Institute

14.6.17

The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children - Broadbent Institute: The Tribunal found that Canada has known for decades about the inequities in child welfare and other government services for First Nations children, yet has repeatedly ignored calls for reform. Unfortunately, the pattern continues. The Tribunal issued two non-compliance orders against Canada in 2016 and another one this year -- meanwhile First Nations children and their families are suffering irreparable harms.

The funding discrepancies in government services mean that generation after generation of First Nations children have been separated from their families unnecessarily, compounding the harms of the residential school system. As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is past time to right this wrong.


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