Manitoba First Nations leaders applaud Supreme Court affirming Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare

 By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter First Nations leaders are applauding last week’s Supreme Court decision that affirms Indigenous nations should have jurisdiction over child and family services (CFS) laws and policies in their communities. “The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) recognizes that this decision is positive for First Nations who are developing laws under this framework, with the goal of protecting their children,” AMC Grand Chief Cathy Merrick said in a media release reacting to a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada last Friday to dismiss an appeal launched by the government of Quebec. Quebec’s appeal was centered around Bill C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children, youth and families, which the Trudeau government enacted into law in 2020. The law affirmed…

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