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Jordan's principle: A sacred responsibility

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 10:30to12:00

In this presentation, Jennifer King will cover the history of Jordan’s Principle, from being passed in the House of Commons to becoming a legal rule through the orders of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). Named in loving memory of Jordan River Anderson, Jordan’s Principle is a legal rule to ensure First Nations children get the help they need, when they need it. Specifics of the CHRT’s orders, such as how to access services and supports, and ongoing concerns about Canada’s implementation of Jordan’s Principle will also be discussed. This event will be held in English.

About Jennifer King

Jennifer King (she/her) is Anishinaabe of mixed descent with family ties to the Wasauksing First Nation. She has been working in areas of research, policy, and public engagement in support of Indigenous women and children for over 10 years. Jennifer has a master's degree in social work, with a focus on Indigenous methodologies and Indigenous perspectives on policy and practice. She is passionate about the role of critical education and research in promoting justice, equity, and meaningful reconciliation in Canada. An experienced presenter and facilitator, Jennifer has authored/co-authored several publications on Indigenous issues and has also worked as a sessional instructor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria.

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