First Nations organization to host Child Welfare Forum in London

MEDIA ADVISORY | The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) will be hosting a two-day forum on Child Welfare in London on December 2-3. This forum will explore issues surrounding jurisdictional disputes between First Nations and the Province Ontario, recent human rights complaints, and international child welfare law. The forum will be attended by elected councils and Child Welfare administrators from First Nations across Ontario.

This forum follows on the heels of a seven-year Human Rights Tribunal case, which concluded at the end of October. The case was launched by two organizations representing First Nations in Canada and alleged that the federal government provides flawed and inequitable services for First Nations children. The verdict of the tribunal is expected to return in the New Year.

Child Welfare Forum

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

London Convention Centre
300 York St. London, ON N6B 1P8

Grand Chief Gord Peters, AIAI
Elder Lois Cornelius, Onieda Nation of the Thames
Leadership and child welfare administrators from across Ontario

Photo and interview opportunities will be available with Grand Chief Peters after the opening ceremony at 9 a.m.

AIAI is mandated as a Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) to defend and enhance the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of our seven member First Nations. Our member nations include: Batchewana First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Delaware Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Wahta Mohawks. Learn more at, on Twitter@AIAI_comms and on Facebook.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Morrison at or 519.281.6238.