It Takes All of Us to Enforce the Law (English Version)
Catalogue Number: FNC001
Producer: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 26
Closed Captions: Yes
In February, 2007, the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society and Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint alleging that the federal government's provision of First Nations child and family services on reserves was inequitable and thus discriminatory under the Canadian Human Rights Act. On January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a landmark ruling that found Canada guilty of racial discrimination against First Nations children. Featuring interviews with the Caring Society’s pro bono legal team, this short film explores the history and significance of this historic case through a legal lens. Thoughtful and engaging, the film is a must watch for legal professionals, educators, activists, and young people alike.
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