Canada Battles First Nations Kids in Foster Care
Credit: Pam Palmater
In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) headed by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, filed a discrimination complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has found Canada guilty of racial discrimination against First Nations children in foster care for underfunding their services compared to those of Canadian children.
Canada has failed to fully comply with the order of the Tribunal which has issued 8 non-compliance orders against Canada. The most recent order directs Canada to compensate the children victims in the amount of $40,000 CAD each. Canada continues to battle these children and has applied (and was denied) a stay (delay of decision) and has another proceeding trying to quash (overturn) the decision.
Here is the link to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) website where I got all of the information shown in this video:
Here is the link to the 7 Free Ways You Can Help from the FNCFCS:
Here is a link to the decision of the CHRT ordering compensation:
Here is a link to this week’s Warrior Life Podcast extended interview with the head of the FNCFCS Dr. Cindy Blackstock where she provides us with the history of the case and talks about the most recent developments in more detail.
If you would like more information about these issues, you can check out my website at https://www.pampalmater.com
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I also wrote about these issues in my book: Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens:
My book Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity and Belonging, also talks about the Canada’s long-standing discrimination against First Nations women and children in the Indian Act:
Please note: Nothing in this video or the attached materials should be misconstrued as legal, financial or medical advice nor relied on as such. These videos are for educational purposes and represent fair political comment.
Any errors in this video are mine and not that of the FNCFCS or Dr. Cindy Blackstock.