Media Advisory: Historic First Nations Human Rights Case reaches the Human Rights Tribunal

    OTTAWA, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time in history a case
alleging that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations
families and children will be heard by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
    This first and historic case which proceeds before the Canadian Human
Rights Tribunal on September 14th, asserts that the federal government has
discriminated against First Nations children in state care. The federal
government has applied for a judicial review that will challenge the
Tribunal's right to hear the case.
    Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and First Nations
Child and Family Caring Society CEO Cindy Blackstock will provide an important
update for media on the human rights challenge in Press conference to be held
September 14th at the AFN Office on 473 Albert Street at 11:30 am.

    Event:      Press Conference
    Date:       September 14, 2009
    Time:       11:30 AM
    Location:   AFN Office, 11th Floor, 473 Albert Street, Ottawa

For further information:

For further information: Robert Simpson, (778) 991-1407; Chantelle
Krish, (778) 990-9544

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