Key priority: Children and families together

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Challenges

As of January 23, 2018:

Progress since 2015

As of June 2019:

Voices

"Federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare has the potential to enshrine our right to care for our children in a way that is consistent with our cultural traditions and values."

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario

"I was raised without my community, culture, language, and territory due to the shortfalls and systemic barriers in provincial child welfare systems, which could not adequately account for First Nations realities and denied my First Nation the right to bring me home. I am hopeful this legislation will recognize our traditional laws, incorporate the voices of Indigenous youth in and from care to enable Indigenous youth like myself, my foster siblings, and my friends to grow up in their communities and on the land, proud to be learning their languages and cultures."

Ashley Bach, former youth in care, member of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation and NAN's Oshkaatisak (All Young Peoples') Council, Ontario

The path forward

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