Kendra Levi-Paul asks New Brunswickers and their government to open their hearts and demand change for First Nations children

Written by Oscar Baker on February 19, 2018

Indigenous youth activist Kendra Levi-Paul, 11, on the steps of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly on Feb. 13, 2018. Photo by: Michael Hawkins/Wicked Ideas.

Eleven-year-old Kendra Levi-Paul is asking the Government of New Brunswick to have a heart and fully enact Jordan’s Principle to guarantee First Nations children equal access to education, health care and social services in Canada.

Standing on the steps of the Legislative Assembly on February 13 when temperatures reached -13C with the windchill, Levi-Paul told the small crowd who came out to support her that “equality doesn’t always mean equal.” Joining her were youth performers T.J. Sock, Mason and Madison Milliea, and Aqtamgiaq Tepgunset.

Read the full story, first published by Wicked Ideas. 

Oscar Baker is an award-winning multimedia reporter from Elsipogtog First Nation and St. Augustine, Fla. Baker is the winner of the David Adams Richards award for non-fiction writing for The Violent Ones. Follow him on Twitter @oggycane4lyfe

 

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