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Call to Action # 4: Child Welfare (1-5)

Chiefs of Ontario Response to Tabling of Bill C-92

July 25, 2019

Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly Resolution 07/ 19 reflects Ontario First Nations’ opposition to the Act. The Bill was integrated by the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly Resolution No. 31/2019

  1. The Act does not affirm First Nations inherent rights over their children and families, rather it transforms our inherent rights into Canadian Law.
  2. The Act fails to guarantee federal funding for the full development, implementation, and operationalization of First Nations’ Child and Family laws and systems.
  3. The Act imposes the Canadian Charter Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act on First Nations’ jurisdiction.
  4. The Act imposes federal standards and rules that limit any proposed First Nations’ jurisdiction.