Federal government discriminated against First Nations children through welfare funding: human rights tribunal – National Post

Federal government discriminated against First Nations children through welfare funding: human rights tribunal – National Post

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016884 Views

January 26, 2016

The federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Tuesday.

The quasi-judicial body was ruling on a 2007 complaint from the Assembly of First Nations and The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, who had argued the federal government failed to provide First Nations children the same level of services that exist elsewhere.

In its ruling, the tribunal found First Nations are adversely impacted by the services provided by the government and, in some cases, denied services as a result of the government’s involvement.

Read More: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/federal-government-discriminated-against-first-nations-children-through-welfare-funding-human-rights-tribunal

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