The Promise and Pitfalls of C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families
Special Feature for Yellowhead Institute
The purposes of Bill C-92 is to recognize Indigenous People’s jurisdiction over child and family services, as part of an inherent and Aboriginal right to self- governance; to establish national standards in this area, in response to the TRC’s Call to Action #4; and to contribute to the implementation of UNDRIP. In this article, we identify both the improvements in Bill C-92 since our last report as well as key problems that remain in the five following areas:
1) National Standards
5) Data Collection
We also suggest strategies to assist Indigenous communities in trying to work with the new law.