First Nations Child Welfare: Federal Court Hearing Begins

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First Nations Child Welfare: Federal Court Hearing Begins

NDP MP Charlie Angus, Cindy Blackstock (executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada), Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau (Nishnawbe Aski Nation), and Julian Falconer (legal counsel for Nishnawbe Aski Nation) speak with reporters in Ottawa as the Federal Court hears arguments in Attorney General of Canada vs. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al. The federal government is appealing a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered federal compensation for First Nations children who were taken from their homes and placed in the on-reserve child welfare system.