Bellegarde spoke at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues in New York City.
AFN National Chief Bellegarde’s letter asked the government to officially withdraw qualifications attached to the previous Conservative government’s endorsement of UNDRIP.
Bellegarde said he was pleased to see the Liberal government put $96 million in the budget over the next five years for Aboriginal Representative Organizations, like the AFN.
Blackstock said, ‘this is our Mississippi.’
Ottawa to overhaul First Nations child welfare system
Cindy Blackstock fought federal government for nine years
Ottawa discriminates against First Nation children, says historic ruling from Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says Indigenous Affairs’ child welfare program provides incentive for children to be taken from families.
(The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal says it will release its ruling on the discrimination case…
APTN National News OTTAWA—First Nation children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock has sent a letter to Prime…