NAN Set to Present at Child Welfare Human Rights Tribunal

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Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and delegates at NAN’s Drawn-the-Line campaign launch
Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and delegates at NAN’s Drawn-the-Line campaign launch

OTTAWA – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will be in Ottawa for NAN’s legal submission to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) hearings on First Nations child welfare tomorrow.

DATE:             Thursday March 23, 2017

TIME:             9 a.m.

LOCATION:    Canadian Human Rights Tribunal 11th floor

160 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON

The hearings are in regard to multiple motions to find Canada in non-compliance of CHRT rulings concerning First Nations child welfare system and Jordan’s Principle.

NAN will ask the Tribunal to direct Indigenous and Northern Affairs to adopt various immediate relief measures to remedy the discriminatory practices that the Tribunal has found to exist in the delivery of child welfare services on reserves, especially in remote and isolated First Nations communities.

The hearings are open to the public and will be webcasted live through APTN and can be viewed at: http://video.isilive.ca/fncs/2017-03/english.html.