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Indigenous Children Still Being Treated Unequally By Province – Manitobapost
by ahnationtalk onOctober 5, 201880 Views
WINNIPEG — A First Nations children’s advocate says Indigenous kids are still not being treated equally because provinces and territories are shirking their responsibilities.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that provinces are still denying Indigenous kids access to services that are available to non−Indigenous kids.
The inquiry is holding hearings in Winnipeg this week focused on child welfare.
Despite a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Blackstock said provinces still aren’t adhering to Jordan’s Principle which stipulates Indigenous kids should get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues.