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Indigenous Children

Liberal

  • Ensure First Nations youth who reach the age of majority receive the supports they need for up to 2 additional years.
  • Implement orders of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
  • Work with Indigenous partners to ensure compensation for those harmed by the First Nations Child & Family Services program.
  • Fully fund Jordan's Principle & Inuit Child First Initiative.
  • Fund needs of Métis children.

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NDP

  • Immediately take action to respect, support, & resource Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare systems, backed up with long-term, predictable funding guaranteed in legislation.
  • Fully implement Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders on funding of child welfare services on reserve.
  • Implement the Spirit Bear Plan.
  • Stop litigation against Indigenous children.
  • Fully implement Jordan's Principle.

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Green

  • Recognise that Indigenous children in residential schools have been replaced by Indigenous children in foster care.
  • Stop fighting the Human Rights Tribunal Orders regarding compensation for child & family victims.
  • Ensure non-status First Nations' children living off-reserve have access to Jordan's Principle.
  • Adopt recommendations on funding for First Nations Child & Family Services from the Institute for Fiscal Studies & Democracy's 2020 report.

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