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Advocates take complaints about aboriginal children to the United Nations

on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 07:23

OTTAWA — Child rights advocates say they believe shaming Ottawa before the world will lead to concrete improvements for aboriginal children on reserves.

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the ecumenical group KAIROS have submitted a report to the United Nations committee on the rights of the child, just as Canada's performance comes up for review.

The report argues that government funding for aboriginal health, education, housing and child welfare is not only inadequate, but is also lower than for non-aboriginal children.

"I think the more Canadians who