Jordan's Principle: Reconciliation and the First Nations Child

Colleen Sheppard


In this article, I explore the connections between Jordan’s Principle and reconciliation. The forced institutionalization of children during the residential schools era resonates with the fact that Jordan Anderson was institutionalized in a hospital and unable to live in his community during his short life. Ensuring that First Nations children are treated fairly and are secure in having their social, economic, educational, and health needs met is understandably a fundamental starting point for reconciliation.

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