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Blackfoot Confederacy signatories announce complaint against ISC

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Siksika Nation, in conjunction with the Kainai and Piikani Nations, hosted a press conference on Oct. 12 to discuss a complaint filed against Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). The complaint, filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), was made to address systemic discrimination against adult members of the Blackfoot Nations living with developmental disabilities through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program (PDD). Carly Fox, speaking on behalf of Fox Fraser LLP, said the firm has spent the past several months working with the Blackfoot Nations making the claim and learning about their situations. “One thing that we learned is that all of these families have a choice. They can either stay at home and live on the reserve with their culture, with their

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