Cindy Blackstock says Canada’s discrimination against Indigenous children continues after landmark tribunal ruling

Aboriginal communities in New Brunswick say they have yet to feel the impacts of January’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision around child welfare

Trina Roache
APTN National News
In New Brunswick, months after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Canada discriminates in how it pays for Indigenous child welfare, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet nations are asking what that means for them.

With little word from government, child welfare workers turn to the woman who took Ottawa before the tribunal in the first place.

 

 

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.