Letters are being sent this morning to all 105 First Nations Child and Family Services agencies, informing them that the federal government will immediately begin to cover agencies’ actual costs for prevention, intake and investigation, legal fees, building repairs, among others, and will be reimbursing these costs retroactively to January 26, 2016. Read More at:
Jordan Anderson is seen in this 2003 screen shot by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Anderson, who was from the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba, was born in 1999 with a complex genetic disorder that needed specialized care. He died in 2005 at the age of four. (Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs).
Ottawa confirms Jordan’s Principle of equal care for First Nations children
Federal government says it will make sure children get needed health care and worry about who pays later
By Peter Zimonjic, Karina Roman, CBC News