‘Racist and colonial’: Canada uses Indian Act to fight tribunal order expanding Jordan’s Principle – APTN News

‘Racist and colonial’: Canada uses Indian Act to fight tribunal order expanding Jordan’s Principle – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202194 Views

Jun 17, 2021

First Nations organizations criticized the Canadian government in Federal Court on Thursday for relying on the Indian Act in a bid to overturn a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that orders Ottawa to consider some non-status First Nations kids eligible for Jordan’s Principle.

For the fourth straight day, Justice Canada lawyer Robert Frater argued the tribunal moved the goalposts on a 14-year-old complaint about discriminatory underfunding.

And, also for the fourth straight day, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) blasted him for making colonial arguments designed to save money.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/canada-uses-indian-act-to-fight-tribunal-jordans-principle/

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