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Internal review into Indigenous Services Canada should be public: advocate

From FNLC Children & Families:

Ottawa will open the department of Indigenous Services up for a review to identify ways it discriminates against First Nations children.

The work will happen as part of a $40-billion agreement-in-principle reached last December between the federal Liberal government and groups including the Assembly of First Nations, Chiefs of Ontario and lawyers for two related class-action lawsuits.

The arrangement will see Ottawa pay $20 billion in compensation to First Nations children who were harmed by chronic underfunding of child and family services on-reserve. Read more