Federal Court Upholds Landmark Compensation Order For First Nations Children
A Message from Desmond Sequeria, a social activist living in Niagara, Ontario, each person receiving it on this landmark ‘National Day for Truth and Reconciliation’
Posted September 30th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
If this day is to have any meaning at all, (Canadian child welfare activist and executive director of the Frist Nations Child and Family Caring Society) Cindy Blackstock ha a succinct message to all of us, contained in the report in the link immediately below – https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-court-decision-human-rights-tribunal-child-welfare-1.6074346
Please do read the entire report, if you have not already, especially the following – “Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, launched the human rights complaint that led to the ruling, along with the Assembly of First Nations –
“And now the question becomes, will the federal government finally put down its sword and stop fighting First Nations children and treat them equally? It would be the first time in the history of the country if they ended their discrimination in federally funded public services,” she said.
Blackstock noted that Ottawa could still appeal the decision. She called on Canadians to “speak up” and say they’ve seen enough injustice.
The ruling was delivered one day before the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Blackstock urged Canadians observing the day to *”send a note to your prime minister saying you heard about this ruling that came down today, and you do not want them to appeal it.”
Your message does not need to be more than just: ” Please do not appeal the ruling.” I would add, “Do not even think of it!”
Other relevant addresses are: Federal Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole firstname.lastname@example.org <https://webmail.bell.net/appsuite/#> ; federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh email@example.com <https://webmail.bell.net/appsuite/#> ; Blanchet, Yves-François – Député firstname.lastname@example.org <https://webmail.bell.net/appsuite/#>; St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle email@example.com <https://webmail.bell.net/appsuite/#> ; Niagara Centre MP Vance.Badawey firstname.lastname@example.org <https://webmail.bell.net/appsuite/#> ; Miller, Marc – Député email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please forward this message to others you know.
It is up to us to make this day have real meaning.
Thank you. In Solidarity with the First Nations of Turtle Island, Des
For related news on this issue, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/first-national-truth-reconciliation-day-1.6188540
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