Explainer: Child welfare compensation for First Nations people

The Canadian government and lawyers representing First Nations plaintiffs in a class-action suit have now reached agreements in principle on compensation and long-term reform of First Nations child and family services and Jordan’s Principle systems.

What does that mean? The Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) has a useful explainer here that details what this agreement does – and doesn’t – mean.

This long-awaited agreement combines issues arising from a 2007 Canadian Human Rights Tribunal complaint launched in 2007 and a class-action suit filed in 2019, both of which the agreements in principle aim to resolve.