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Stop fighting First Nations children – CBA

Negotiation, not litigation, is the way towards reconciliation.

Negotiation, not litigation, is the way towards reconciliation. This is the central message sent by the Aboriginal Law, Child and Youth Law and Constitutional and Human Rights Sections of the Canadian Bar Association in a letter to the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Justice, urging the government to cease further litigation in the matter of Canada (Attorney General) v. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

At the end of October 2021, the government of Canada did file a notice to appeal the September 29 Federal Court decision in response to the government’s applications for judicial review of two rulings by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, or CHRT, on discrimination against First Nations children and families. But it has also indicated it would work with Indigenous groups to reach a negotiated settlement by the end of December 2021.

Read More: https://www.nationalmagazine.ca/en-ca/articles/cba-influence/insight/2021/stop-fighting-first-nations-children

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