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What can be done about treatment of kids on reserves? Your thoughts

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled the federal government must "cease the discriminatory practice" of treating First Nation children on reserves differently from those off reserves. Where do we go from here? You weighed in via CBC Forum.

Tuesday's ruling says Canada fails to provide the same level of child welfare services that exist elsewhere

This gathering at Parliament Hill was for the annual youth-led Have a Heart Day in 2012. On Tuesday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled the federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves by failing to provide child welfare services equal to those elsewhere. (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society)

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled the federal government discriminates against First Nation children who live on reserves.

The tribunal said Tuesday the federal government must "cease the discriminatory practice" of failing to provide the same level of child welfare services to those on reserves that exist elsewhere.

The ruling comes after a nearly nine-year fight between the government and the First Nations and Family Caring Society, alongside the Assembly of First Nations, which filed the complaint in February 2007.

Now that the decision has been published, where should the government go from here? What do you think of the ruling? Will it make a difference on reserves?

Many of you weighed in via CBC Forum, our new attempt to encourage a different kind of conversation on our website.

You can read the full CBC Forum live blog discussion on the human rights tribunal ruling below.

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