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Human rights hearing over non-status rights resumes in Ottawa

Annette Francis
APTN News
The battle for equality for First Nations children across the country resumed in Ottawa on Wednesday.

According to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Canada is excluding non-status First Nations children living off reserve from Jordan’s Principle and is refusing to provide coverage.

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4 Responses to “Human rights hearing over non-status rights resumes in Ottawa”

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    Kevin Martin January 19, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    Honesty is seems no longer a virtue. Quite frankly it would defeat the purpose of the Reservation system if we could just access services. Canada has invested so much time and policy to using segregation to destroy Native cultures. It would be counter productive to see health,education and basic services granted. Especially as the Indian Acts first nears its goal of complete destructions of a Native tribes. Legally. The hunting, land and funding rights will not exist as the Indian act determines your “indianess” . Dozens of nations expect the last a(I) ,full right member to be born. I have worked on Six Nations in the elementary schools for 8 years prior to Jordan’s Principle. Just this year the funding was known about and utilized on a large scale. Prior to this our school with three hundred and thirteen students could afford two psychological education assessment per year. Children with dyslexia, add/adhd ,FAE and on the autism spectrum are left to spend years waiting . Educators taking it upon themselves to educate and gain education to help children not fall between the cracks. The Dr mentioned she would be doing 30 that week! That more than our 5 schools could afford in 3 years. That changed lives. Literally. No other description. Those children’s lives will be better, from that day forward. I could go on and on. It’s sad to feel the need to justify caring for your people.

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    Kevin Martin February 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Honesty is seems no longer a virtue. Quite frankly it would defeat the purpose of the Reservation system if we could just access services. Canada has invested so much time and policy to using segregation to destroy Native cultures. It would be counter productive to see health,education and basic services granted. Especially as the Indian Acts first nears its goal of complete destructions of a Native tribes. Legally. The hunting, land and funding rights will not exist as the Indian act determines your “indianess” . Dozens of nations expect the last a(I) ,full right member to be born. I have worked on Six Nations in the elementary schools for 8 years prior to Jordan’s Principle. Just this year the funding was known about and utilized on a large scale. Prior to this our school with three hundred and thirteen students could afford two psychological education assessment per year. Children with dyslexia, add/adhd ,FAE and on the autism spectrum are left to spend years waiting . Educators taking it upon themselves to educate and gain education to help children not fall between the cracks. The Dr mentioned she would be doing 30 that week! That more than our 5 schools could afford in 3 years. That changed lives. Literally. No other description. Those children’s lives will be better, from that day forward. I could go on and on. It’s sad to feel the need to justify caring for your people.

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    Sherry January 10, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    Craziness

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    Sherry February 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Craziness