By Red Power Media, Staff
On-reserve child welfare system receives less funding than elsewhere
Canada’s federal government has discriminated against First Nations by providing less money for children’s social services on reserves, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.
In its ruling Tuesday, the tribunal found that funding formula used by the federal First Nations Child and Family Services Program (FNCFS) and related agreements with the provinces and territories have resulted in the denial of child welfare services on reserves.
The tribunal also found cases in which there was a financial incentive for the government to remove children living on reserves from their parents’ care and place them…
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