In 2007, the Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint against the Federal government, alleging that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve amounts to discrimination on the basis of race and ethnic origin. After several unsuccessful efforts by the Federal government to have the case dismissed on legal technicalities, a hearing on the complaint will begin February 25, 2013 at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
The I am a witness campaign invites organizations and people of all ages to follow the case in person or online and to decide for themselves if First Nations children are being treated fairly. On this site you will find a comprehensive timeline with the legal submissions by all parties in the case along with relevant reports from credible independent sources like the Auditor General of Canada.
Get involved with FNCFCS and their many campaigns towards equality for our children I am a Witness, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal HearingRead more
The First Nations Child & Family Wellness Council (FNCFWC) would like to invite a Chief or delegate and one technician to an Interior Regional Leadership Dialogue for a leadership/technician discussion. The FNCFWC will provide key provincial and issue specific updates with the intent of initiating regional strategy discussions relating to child and family matters (i.e. governance, Indigenous Approaches, EPFA etc.).
Chiefs in attendance will also select one (1) Interior Representative for the vacant seat available on the FNCFWC Board.
Travel will be reimbursed for one Chief or delegate to attend this important discussion.
If you have any questions, please be in touch with our office 604.922.7795.Read more
The Council’s mandate is to lead the finalization and implementation of the Indigenous Child at the Centre Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out a collective BC First Nations approach to improving the well-being of First Nations children and was adopted by resolution at the BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and Union of BC Indian Chiefs.
The Action Plan includes 6 goals: