10-Year Anniversary of First Nation Child Welfare Human Rights Complaint
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (“NAN”), an interested party in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada complaint, are represented by Falconers LLP lawyers Julian Falconer, Akosua Matthews, and Anthony Morgan.
On January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a landmark decision (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. v. Attorney General of Canada) which found that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (formerly AANDC – now Indigenous and Northern Affairs “INAC”) is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children by not providing enough funding for child and family services on reserves.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the launching of this human rights complaint, which was jointly filed by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (“the Caring Society”) and the Assembly of First Nations (“AFN”).
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Endorses Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Northern Remoteness Quotient: September 19, 2016
NAN Granted Seat at The Table: Immediate Relief Submissions: June 2, 2016
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Decision April 26, 2016
NAN Immediate Relief Submissions May 19, 2016
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada Ruling September 14, 2016