Compensation for First Nations Children – November 25, 2019

Compensation for First Nations Children – November 25, 2019

Compensation for First Nations Children – November 25, 2019

Cindy Blackstock (executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada), Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau (Nishnawbe Aski Nation), Julian Falconer (legal counsel for Nishnawbe Aski Nation), NDP MP Charlie Angus, and Dave Taylor (lawyer for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada) 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.