Human rights tribunal to be told Canada is still failing First Nations kids – APTN News

Jan 10, 2024

The First Nations Family and Caring Society will argue before the Human Rights Tribunal Friday that Canada isn’t living up to its promise of timely access to health care for Indigenous children.

Jordan’s Principle is a legal rule that ensures First Nations kids can access health care, social and educational supports when they need them, with questions about which jurisdiction pays for them to be worked out afterward.

On Friday the society will submit an affidavit at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal after bringing a non-compliance motion against the federal government for failing to process Jordan’s Principle claims in a timely manner.

The society will argue that means kids are being denied supports they need or those who provide services aren’t getting paid.

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