Primer on Practice Shifts Required with Canada’s Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth And Families Act

The Assembly of First Nations released a primer on new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Director and Professor of Law, wrote the report. It addresses the new federal legislation that came into effect for Canadians on January 1, 2020. Mary Ellen outlines that the new legislation presents a significant opportunity to support recognition of First Nations rights and Nation-rebuilding, and provides avenues to engage directly with First Nations rights holders and their governments in a positive and forward-looking fashion for children, youth and families.