Rights and responsibilities
What are rights and responsibilities?
Our rights are what every human being deserves, no matter who they are or where they live, so that we can live in a world that is fair and just.
A responsibility is something that you must do. It is something that affects our lives and other people's lives.
What are my rights?
1. You have the right to feel safe:
No one has the right to make fun of you or hurt you in any way, even if you do something wrong. You have the right to have someone look after you.
2. You have the right to stay connected to your family and community: You have the right to visit your family or anyone else important to you, unless a judge or your social worker decides it’s not a good idea. You have the right to be involved with your Native community. 3. You have the right to be respected for who you are:
This includes the things that may be important to you, such as your cultural and spiritual beliefs, your language, and your family background. 4. You have the right to be heard when people are making decisions about your life: You have the right to express your feelings and wishes with everyone involved in your situation. You have the right to speak up if you think something is wrong. 5. You have the right to privacy:
You have the right to have time by yourself.
You have the right to keep your own things.
You have the right to send and get letters that only you can read. 6. You have the right to the things that are important to your health, safety and well being, including: Food that is good for you.
Visiting the doctor and dentist to keep you healthy.
Clothing that fits well and keeps you warm.
Playing games and sports.
Practicing your religion and participating in cultural activities.
What are my responsibilities?
1. You have the responsibility to follow the rules in the place where you live: You have the right to know and understand the rules and the right to know what...