The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action has circulated an open letter to Ministers Lametti, Bennett, and Miller, which is attached here. The letter addresses Canada’s application for judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision regarding compensation in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society case.

We are particularly disturbed that Canada has decided to appeal the order for compensation to each child, parent, and grandparent affected by the discrimination. This is a case of egregious and long-standing discrimination against First Nations children, their families, and communities.

Our government cannot continue to violate First Nations’ human rights and expect a nation-to-nation relationship.

We are taking the steps that we can, and hope that, with support, we will be successful.