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We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin focuses her lens on the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2007. Obomsawin exposes injustices to the community by showing how the child and welfare services provided to them are vastly inferior to the services available to other Canadian children, while giving voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.

 

 

Dumont: We all should stand with Cindy Blackstock

While the case was making its way through the Human Rights Tribunal, Canada spied on Blackstock’s personal and public social media accounts. Why? Was she giving valuable intel to the Russians? Was she selling guns to terrorists? Was she running an underground smuggling ring? Nope, she was just standing up for Indigenous peoples, and in Canada that makes you a suspected enemy of the state...

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Cindy Blackstock, executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, is pictured in her Ottawa office with one of the organization's bear ambassadors.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, is pictured in her Ottawa office with one of the organization's bear ambassadors.

Piecemeal approach to change perpetuates inequality for First Nations children

Canada laments wrongs done to First Nations children in the past while continuing them in the present...

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Indigenous youth activist Kendra Levi-Paul, 11, on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. (Michael Hawkins/Wicked Ideas)

Indigenous youth activist Kendra Levi-Paul, 11, on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. (Michael Hawkins/Wicked Ideas)

Kendra Levi-Paul asks New Brunswickers and their government to open their hearts and demand change for First Nations children

Eleven-year-old Kendra Levi-Paul is asking the Government of New Brunswick to have a heart and fully enact Jordan’s Principle to guarantee First Nations children equal access to education, health care and social services in Canada.

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Brenda Littlecrow with her son, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, will move back to Whitecap Dakota First Nation thanks to funding from Jordan's Principle. (Submitted by Brenda Littlecrow)

Brenda Littlecrow with her son, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, will move back to Whitecap Dakota First Nation thanks to funding from Jordan's Principle. (Submitted by Brenda Littlecrow)

Indigenous family receives wheelchair accessible house after chief applies for access to Jordan's Principle

The implementation of Jordan's Principle has changed the lives of thousands of families in Canada. Saskatchewan's Brenda Littlecrow is beginning to realize what that's like...

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"Honorary Bearister" Spirit Bear poses with his degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. (Carrier Sekani Family Services)

"Honorary Bearister" Spirit Bear poses with his degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. (Carrier Sekani Family Services)

How a teddy bear received an honorary degree and why his work for Indigenous children still isn't done

For more than 10 years now, a teddy bear from Prince George, B.C., has been a symbol of the need to focus on children rather than politics, when it comes to looking after Indigenous youth in Canada...

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