Media Advisory: Historic First Nations Human Rights Case reaches the Human Rights Tribunal
OTTAWA, Sept. 11 – For the first time in history a case alleging that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations families and children will be heard by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.This first and historic case which proceeds before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on September 14th, asserts that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations children in state care. The federal government has applied for a judicial review that will challenge the Tribunal’s right to hear the case.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society CEO Cindy Blackstock will provide an important update for media on the human rights challenge in Press conference to be held September 14th at the AFN Office on 473 Albert Street at 11:30 am.
Event: Press Conference
Date: September 14, 2009
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: AFN Office, 11th Floor, 473 Albert Street, Ottawa
For further information: Robert Simpson, (778) 991-1407; Chantelle Krish, (778) 990-9544