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Name: An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (S.C. 2019, c. 24).
Country: Canada
Subject(s): Indigenous and tribal peoples
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2019-06-21
Entry into force:
ISN: CAN-2019-L-109274
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Department of Justice, Canada PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2019-12-18)
Abstract/Citation: Co-developed with Indigenous, provincial and territorial partners, the act:
- affirms the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services
- establishes national principles such as the best interests of the child, cultural continuity and substantive equality
- contributes to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- provides an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to choose their own solutions for their children and families

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