Nishnawbe Aski Nation deputy grand chief weighs in on ruling that the federal government must compensate people affected by the on-reserve child welfare system
On Friday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the federal government to compensate First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system, The tribunal ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to each child the maximum allowed under the Canadian Human Rights Act who was apprehended or taken from their homes on reserve, no matter what the reason. The decision also demands payments to some of their parents and grandparents. Walter Naveau is the deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The CBC's Cathy Alex asked him for his thoughts on this ruling.