Have a Heart for First Nations Children

In 2007, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (the Caring Society) brought a complaint against Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to demand equity and culturally relevant child welfare services for First Nations children on reserves. The case was brought to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. In 2011, the chair of the Tribunal dismissed the case due to a legal technicality. In February 2012, the AFN and the Caring Society are appealing the chair’s decision and will be taking this case to Federal Court.