Children with special needs on First Nations should not have to wait to see which government is going to pay for their healthcare.

 

Jordan’s Principle was created as a result of 5 year old Jordan Anderson from Norway House Cree Nation, who died in 2005, while waiting through a two year battle over who would pay for his home care costs associated with his disorder.

The initiative is to create equal funding for all special needs kids on First Nations both on and off the reserve, but now the concern is about the care of those children once they turn 18.

Last night in Winnipeg, members from the Anderson family, Bear Clan Patrol, people from Norway House and Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson walked from the Children’s Hospital to the legislative building, to call on the government to create equality in social services funding for Indigenous families.