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February 12, 2024

The Troubling Basis for the Supreme Court’s Child Welfare Law Decision

First Peoples Law Report In the following post, I explain the basis for the Supreme Court’s new decision on the federal government’s Indigenous child welfare law. I hope you find it informative and helpful.  You can also read it on our website.Best, BruceThe Troubling Basis for the Supreme Court’s Child Welfare Law DecisionBy Bruce McIvorThere is a lot of...

February 12, 2024

Indigenous leaders laud beautiful, happy Supreme Court ruling on child welfare jurisdiction

“[T]hat’s the pursuit that we’ve had all along, that we are really able to change the ideology and the mindset in this country, that we have the capacity as Indigenous governments to have a full authority over everything that pertains to our reality.” — Assembly of First Nations Québec and Labrador Regional Chief Ghislain Picard...

February 11, 2024

Indigenous leaders and federal ministers react to Supreme Court’s child welfare law decision

Credit: cpac NationTalk: Speaking with reporters on Parliament Hill, Natan Obed (president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) Cassidy Caron (president of Métis National Council), and federal ministers Patty Hajdu (Indigenous services) and Gary Anandasangaree (Crown-Indigenous relations) react to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the federal government’s Indigenous child welfare law. The...

February 9, 2024

Feds, provinces must now recognize inherent rights of self-government say leaders after historic win at Supreme Court

APTN News: A news conference in Ottawa was a scene of celebration Friday on the heels of a historic Supreme Court ruling on Indigenous self-government rights and jurisdiction over child welfare laws, where First Nations leaders and communities also celebrated the decision they say was a long time coming. First Nations leaders, children and women...

September 28, 2023

Indigenous communities say they’ll enforce their jurisdiction over child welfare no matter Supreme Court decides

Some First Nations say they are prepared to continue enforcing their jurisdiction over child welfare if Canada’s top court sides with Quebec in a landmark constitutional case. APTN New: The Canadian Press – Bill C-92, or An Act Respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children Youth and Families, became law in June 2019. It affirms...

September 20, 2022

Indigenous Jurisdiction and Bill C-92 at the Supreme Court of Canada By Kate Gunn

Persistent uncertainty regarding the extent to which governments in Canada are prepared to recognize and give effect to Indigenous Peoples’ inherent laws and jurisdiction remains a serious barrier to decolonization and reconciliation. In December, the Supreme Court of Canada will consider this issue directly in the Bill C-92 Quebec Reference case. The Court will determine the constitutionality of federal...

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