Ken Hill: Ontario or Indigenous family law…it’s in court hands now

By Lynda Powless Editor TORONTO- It’s in the Ontario Court of Appeals hands. And it could take up to six months to learn whether a man’s move to have his child support payments decided by “Indigenous law” outweighs Ontario’s reach. Without support from either the Haudenosaunee Council or Six Nations Elected Council a Six Nations man is using collective rights to challenge Ontario’s jurisdiction over family law at Six Nations. If Ken Hill wins his bid to kick Ontario family laws out of Six Nations it could affect every First Nation in Ontario and all provincial programs from welfare to a tri-parti police agreement. If he wins, Indigenous people living on reserves could opt out of the Ontario Family Law system, invalidating custodial and support orders throwing parents into a legal…

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