Slippage…

Sept 16, 2022  CBC News – Olivia Stefanovich Cindy Blackstock asks Human Rights Tribunal to reject $20B child welfare compensation deal - Blackstock says the fixed sum doesn't guarantee complainants a minimum amount In a surprising reaction to … [Read more...]

The children…

July 8, 2022 Toronto Star Editorial (June 6, 2022) Justice for children - A final agreement was reached this week on details of a landmark settlement to compensate First Nations children who had been removed from their homes or denied social and … [Read more...]

Accountable…

June 23, 2022  Toronto Star Editorial (June 20, 2022) Holding officers to account - When a police service fails to police fairly and without bias, it betrays not just those caught in such discriminatory practices but all citizens. “Changing the … [Read more...]

Play it gently…

Jan 8, 2022 CBC Radio (The Current) - Implementation will be key to First Nation child welfare agreement, says advocate - Agreement-in-principle will see $40 million going to child welfare reform and those who were harmed by system Here is the … [Read more...]

An echo…

Dec. 16, 2021  CBC News – Alicia Bridges Australia looks to Canada as it launches inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women - There are hard lessons to learn from Canada's own inquiry, advocates say  The themes and comments of two … [Read more...]

Not in prison…

Nov. 1, 2021 APTN News – Brett Forester Ottawa appeals court decision upholding cash for First Nations kids - Government pledges to try and negotiate solution before actively litigating case The news of continuing litigation over the Human … [Read more...]

Screaming into silence…

July 2, 2021 McLean’s – Cindy Blackstock Screaming into silence – Cindy Blackstock: I believe those little spirits buried on the grounds of residential schools came to ensure the work gets done to end the injustices facing … [Read more...]

For the little boy…

June 11, 2021 Toronto Star - Amira Elghawaby In honour of the Afzaal family, let’s take action now We have seen and heard much wailing and lamenting the death of four members of the Afzaal family.  The events are acknowledged as more than an … [Read more...]

No family…

June 9, 2021  A twitter from Amira Elghawaby Statement from the Afzal family who have lost four family members in hate attack… A statement no one should ever have to write.  … [Read more...]

I know that you love me…

June 3, 2021 Blogger Paula Simons - Senator Mary Jane McCallum, a residential school survivor, who was taken from her family at the age of 5. This is very hard to hear. Which is why you should hear it. “I know that you love … [Read more...]