Indigenous Communities and Federal Child Welfare Legislation
Last Kick at the Can 2020
Thuraday and Friday, December 10 and 11, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm via webinar
(Original Course Date: May 21 and 22, 2020)
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Who should attend: Lawyers working with Indigenous communities, family lawyers, Indigenous community members, social workers
Learning level: All levels
The Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, which affirms Indigenous peoples' inherent right to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services, came into force on January 1, 2020.
The Act establishes national standards—such as the best interests of the child, cultural continuity, and substantive equality to help guide the provision of Indigenous child and family services—across all jurisdictions.
According to the 2016 Census, Indigenous children represent 52.2% of children in foster care in private homes in Canada, but account for only 7.7% of the overall population of children under 15. In regions such as BC, the over-representation of Indigenous children in care is higher, closer to 60%.
Though there is a clear need for change to address the over-representation of Indigenous children in care, many questions remain about how this legislation will be implemented or the practical difference it will make in the lives of Indigenous children and families.
Join us on Day 1, Day 2 or both days for a fulsome discussion of these important issues.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 9 hours (a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Romona Baxter, BSW — Executive Director, Nzen’man’ Child and Family Development Centre, Lytton
Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem, QC — Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
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