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FSIN’s Cameron calls out Trudeau over child care – battlefordsNOW

Feb 07, 2019

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over what it calls his failed promise to deliver on child care.

Signed by chief Bobby Cameron, the letter states “the promise was that child welfare legislation would be a priority by end of January 2019. However, this date has come and gone and the budget for this legislation has not been presented.”

Cameron says the FISN is “deeply concerned” for thousands of First Nations children and families, that the issue needs to be resolved as soon as possible.

“When we attended the national emergency meeting called by your government, we learned that agenda consisted of our children and families. At that meeting, the situation was declared a humanitarian crisis. This is due to the grotesque levels of over-representation of First Nations children in care.”

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