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Human Rights Tribunal charges Ottawa still failing Indigenous children

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:21 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has had to issue a third compliance order after finding Canada is still failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous children as outlined by "Jordan’s Principle."

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first policy that is meant to ensure First Nations children have access to the same government services that other children do. The principle was named in memory of Jordan River Anderson, a child of the Norway House Cree Nation, who was born with serious medical conditions and subsequently fell through the...