Aanii / Wachey Moose Cree members!
Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle that aims to ensure First nation children can access all public services they need, when they need them.
Jordan’s Principle is named in memory of Jordan River Anderson. He was a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. Jordan’s death ignited a movement to uphold human rights for all First Nation’s children through Rights for all First Nation’s children through the creation of the child-first principle called Jordan’s Principle..
Services are provided on “Substantive Equality” which include providing culturally based serviced that will include the historical and contemporary disadvantages that many First Nation Children live with.
Substantive Equality means considering each First Nation child’s unique cultural, social, and economic needs and circumstances for First Nation children, this idea reflects the key values in the Touchstone of Hope of Self Determination, Culture and Language, Holistic Approaches, Structural interventions, Non-Discrimination.
Services include, but are not limited to, services in education, health, early childhood services, recreation, culture, language and so much more.
Who is eligible?
- First Nation children aged 0-18
- The services apply to ALL First Nation children regardless of whether you live on or off a First Nation.
Who can apply?
- Parents / guardians caring for a First Nation Child(ren)
- First Nation child above 16 can apply for themselves
- An Authorized Representative of the child, parent, or guardian (Jordan’s Principle Workers)
Jordan’s Principle Application Assistance
Anita Nickoshie, Jordan’s Principle Writer
Janet McKay, Jordan’s Principle Advisor