The TRC has been clear that the current crisis of First Nations children in care is a direct consequence of failed policy," said FNHC.
Canada has committed to implement the TRC calls to action in full partnership with First Nations across Canada, but British Columbia has promised no similar action, insists FNHC.
This report calls for a government-wide response from the Province of British Columbia in collaboration with First Nations to address the upstream factors that shape the social determinants of health," said FNHC.
Although still in the early stages of development, those who approved the resolution say its adoption is a major step forward and many credit the FNHC for their work in the process.
I've been involved in this kind of work for over 30 years," the FNHC co-chair, Grand Chief Doug Kelly, told conference participants.