APTN National News
After years of legal wrangling a preliminary hearing started Tuesday in Ottawa looking into whether Canada discriminates against First Nation children living on reserves.
That’s a claim advanced by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.
The allegation is that Ottawa shortchanges children on reserves when it comes to providing services.
The result is more First Nation children are in care compared to off-reserve children.
Both sides argued Tuesday over the ground rules for the hearing and about witnesses.
APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.