A First Nations organization that advocates on child welfare issues is asking the Federal Court to overturn a decision by the Human Rights Tribunal to dismiss a discrimination claim against Indian Affairs over its funding for First Nations child and welfare services.
We spoke to APTN lawyer Bob Sokalski Tuesday about our efforts to take a camera into the hearing room for a federal Human Rights Tribunal.
APTN has been following the proceedings of the First Nation child welfare tribunal.
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society is demanding immediate action from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
The federal government has long been criticized for its lack of commitment to First Nations child welfare. Mary Polak, British Columbia’s minister of children and family development, appeared before the committee to talk about the situation in her province.
New Brunswick’s ombudsman says the federal government is not acting on his recommendations to improve child welfare in First Nations communities.
A jurisdictional dispute over child welfare is taking place in Saskatchewan.