First Nations child welfare legislation has been announced by the federal government. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott reassured chiefs at the Special Chiefs Assembly that she did not want to litigation regarding Canada's underfunding of on-reserve child and family ser
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, along with the Assembly of First Nations, has filed a motion with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, asking that the federal government be declared non-compliant with the Tribunal's ruling from a year ago.
Manitoba's provincial legislature has passed a motion put forward by NDP MLA Wab Kinew, condemning the federal government for under-funding social services for Canada's Indigenous children.
The federal government will not appeal a landmark human rights ruling that found it discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services.