Indigenous child welfare: Canada reaches $31.5 billion deal for First Nations children in foster care

The agreements in principle would compensate First Nations children on reserves and in the Yukon who were removed from their homes between April 1, 1991, and March 31, 2022, as well as their caregivers. It would also compensate Indigenous children denied services and covered by a policy known as Jordan’s Principle, which says that the needs of Indigenous children requiring government services should prevail over jurisdictional wrangling over which level of government should pay for them.

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