Every child matters – Amnesty International members and supporters stand in solidarity with First Nations children

Between May 28 and June 5, Amnesty International Saskatchewan is excited to host a province-wide speaking tour in support of the rights of First Nations children to education, health, and well-being. Craig Benjamin, Amnesty International Canada’s Campaigner for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be touring the province to meet with communities and elders, talk with students, and speak at public events. See below for the public event in your area:REGINA –> Wednesday, May 28
2-3:30 pm
University of Regina, Aboriginal Student Centre, RIC 108
Hosted by University of Regina Aboriginal Advisory Circle, and the Aboriginal Student Centre.
For more information, please contact ascentre@uregina.caREGINA –> Wednesday, May 28
at the Gathering Place, 4001 3rd Avenue North
4.30pm: pipe ceremony
6pm Supper
6.30pm Introductions
6:45 pm Presentation: Craig Benjamin- Every Child Matters
7:15pm Presentation: Craig Benjamin- MMIW
7:45 pm Community Feedback
9pm Closing Remarks

SASKATOON –> Saturday, May 31
“Education as a Human Right: Closing the Gap for First Nations Students”
12:00 noon
Station 20 West, 1120 20th St W
For this event, Craig will be joined by Max FineDay, President, University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union.

PRINCE ALBERT –> Sunday, June 1
2:30 pm
Multicultural Council, 1410 Central Ave.
Hosted by “All Nations for the Common Good”

LA RONGE –> Monday, June 2
5-8pm,
The Harbour Inn Board Room

NORTH BATTLEFORD –> Wednesday, June 4th
7:00pm
North Battleford Library, Board Room, 1392 – 101 Street

The community tour is part of the lead up to Amnesty International’s participation in ‘Our Dreams Matter Too,’ a national day of action (on June 11th) in support of the right of First Nations children to grow up safely and healthily at home with access to culturally-appropriate education.

Amnesty has long campaigned to eliminate the discriminatory gap in funding for child and family services for First Nations children living on reserve. Amnesty has been proud to stand alongside the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society in issuing a series of action appeals. Amnesty also has standing in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Case initiated by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.

For more information on Amnesty’s work: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/issues/indigenous-peoples/discrimination-against-first-nations-children

To get involved with Our Dreams Matter Too: http://www.fncaringsociety.com/our-dreams-matter-too

For more information on this tour, email: aisaskfws@gmail.com

 

Amnesty International Saskatchewan Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/761425343908925/

Amnesty International Saskatchewan Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/amnestysaskatchewan

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