First Nations Bands
This case alleges that the government of Canada has systematically separated First Nations children from their bands, communities, families, cultures, languages, and religions by failing to adequately fund child services systems and by operating those systems in a discriminatory manner. In so doing, Canada has breached First Nations bands’ rights to raise their own children and pass on their cultures, languages, and religions.
This is an opt-in class action, meaning that only First Nations bands that have actively decided to participate are covered. All First Nations bands in Canada are invited to participate.
We are bringing this claim and parallel claims in other provinces with a consortium of firms across the country, including Cochrane Saxberg (Manitoba), Murphy Battista (BC), Miller Titerle (BC) and Gowlings (national). The court will decide at a later date if the case will proceed as a class action.
- January 31, 2023: Statement of Claim issued
- Statement of Claim issued January 31, 2023