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
Ontario’s child advocate’s office has 27 individual investigations currently on-going into group homes and foster care. Irwin Elman is not sure what will happen with his cases if he isn't able to finish the investigations before the government closes the office.
Jane Philpott, federal minister of Indigenous Services, announced $248 million for schools in four remote First Nation communities in Manitoba.
Sen. Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools and Manitoba's first Indigenous judge, has compared the current child-welfare system to the residential school system.
The Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada is a new resource created by Indigenous leaders that gives a first-hand account of their history to K-12 students. The resource contains a map without traditional provincial borders.
Youth living in government care in Vancouver travelled to Victoria to share their stories and lobby the provincial government for changes to the child welfare system. Dylan Cohen, an Indigenous youth organizer for the advocacy group First Call and one of the organizers of this event,
A new study from Harvard University and the University of British Columbia has found that childhood abuse can cause changes to the molecular structure of DNA.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame has installed a new Indigenous Sport Gallery. This permanent, 1,000-square foot exhibit will honour Indigenous athletes, including NHL and Olympic athletes.
A year-long review led by the Ontario’s chief coroner Dirk Huyerwas has released an 86-page report that concludes the deaths of 12 children in Ontario were the result of systems failing repeatedly to meet the fundamental needs of young people.
Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous even though Indigenous youth make up only eight per cent of the youth population.