Notices and requests related to An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Section 25 of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (the Act) requires that certain information provided under section 20 be posted online or made accessible to the public. The tables below display the notices and requests received by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) under section 20 of the Act as well as information provided to ISC concerning Indigenous child and family services laws developed under the framework made pursuant to the Act.

Publication of this information is not intended to confirm any rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, the status of any notices or requests provided under section 20 of the Act, or the validity of the authorization of each Indigenous governing body.

Notices of intention to exercise legislative authority

Subsection 20(1) of the Act provides that an Indigenous governing body, acting on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people, may give notice of their intention to exercise its legislative authority in relation to child and family services to the Minister of Indigenous Services and the government of each province and territory in which the group, community or people is located.

This table shows the notices provided to ISC, updated January 18, 2022.

Province(s) or territory Indigenous governing body Indigenous group, community or people Notice provided Notice received
Ontario Fort William First Nation Fort William First Nation 2020-01-14 2020-01-14
Northwest Territories Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

Aklavik
Inuvik
Paulatuk
Sachs Harbour
Tuktoyaktuk
Ulukhaktok

2020-01-17 2020-01-20
Ontario Bearskin Lake First Nation Bearskin Lake First Nation 2020-02-01 2020-02-01
Newfoundland and Labrador Innu Nation Mushuau Innu First Nation
Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation
2020-02-06 2020-02-06
Saskatchewan Pasqua First Nation Pasqua First Nation 2020-02-11 2020-02-19
Manitoba Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Sioux Valley Dakota Nation 2020-03-06 2020-03-11
Alberta Mikisew Cree Nation Mikisew Cree Nation 2020-06-04 2020-07-08
Newfoundland and Labrador Miawpukek First Nation Miawpukek First Nation 2020-07-20 2020-07-29
Manitoba Fisher River Cree First Nation Fisher River Cree First Nation 2020-09-30 2020-10-13
British Columbia Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association Ăthelets
Leq'á:mel
Sq'ewá:lxw
Sq'ewqéyl
Ch'iyáqtel
Yeqwyeqwí:ws
2020-10-16 2020-10-19
Saskatchewan Fishing Lake First Nation Fishing Lake First Nation 2020-11-10 2021-04-15
Manitoba Pimicikamak Okimawin Pimicikamak Okimawin 2020-11-26 2020-11-26
Alberta Enoch Cree Nation Enoch Cree Nation 2020-12-03 2020-12-03
Ontario Eagle Lake First Nation Eagle Lake First Nation 2020-12-04 2020-12-06
Quebec Social Services Management Essipit Innu First Nation 2020-12-16 2021-01-11
Alberta Ermineskin Cree Nation Ermineskin Cree Nation 2020-12-31 2020-12-31
Ontario Mishkeegogamang First Nation Mishkeegogamang First Nation 2021-01-11 2021-01-11
Northwest Territories Tłegǫ́hłı̨ Got'įnę Government/Norman Wells Land Corporation
Sahtu Dene and Métis of Norman Wells 2021-01-18 2021-01-19
Quebec Mamit Innuat Group Ekuanitshit First Nation
Unamen Shipu First Nation
Pakua Shipu First Nation
2021-01-21 2021-01-29
Quebec Mino Obigiwasin Services Child & Family Anicinape Council of the Nation Anishnabe of Lac Simon
Council of the First Nation Abitibiwinni (Pikogan)
Kitcisakik Anicinape Band Council
Long Point First Nation (Winneway)
2021-01-21 2021-01-29
Quebec Social Services Management Nutashkuan Innu First Nation 2021-02-01 2021-05-20
Ontario Pikangikum First Nation Pikangikum First Nation 2021-03-03 2021-03-03
Saskatchewan Whitecap Dakota First Nation Whitecap Dakota First Nation 2021-03-17 2021-03-23
Quebec Abenaki Governing Body Abenaki First Nations of Odanak and Wôlinak 2021-03-31 2021-04-06
Manitoba Misipawistik Cree Nation Misipawistik Cree Nation 2021-04-07 2021-05-11
Ontario Cat Lake First Nation Cat Lake First Nation 2021-05-03 2021-05-03
Quebec Innu Band Council of Pessamit Pessamit Innu First Nation 2021-05-07 2021-05-10
Ontario North Caribou Lake First Nation North Caribou Lake First Nation 2021-05-11 2021-05-11
Manitoba Poplar River First Nation Poplar River First Nation 2021-05-20 2021-05-20
Quebec The Health and Collective Well-being Department of Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation 2021-06-02 2021-06-02
Alberta Little Red River Cree Nation Little Red River Cree Nation 2021-06-02 2021-06-11
Ontario Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Ojibway Nation of Saugeen 2021-09-07 2021-09-07
Ontario Moose Cree First Nation Moose Cree First Nation 2021-09-16 2021-09-17
British Columbia Gitanmaax Band Gitxsan 2021-09-15 2021-09-27
Ontario Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation 2021-09-30 2021-09-30
Quebec Conseil des Atikamekw de Wemotaci Première Nation des Atikamekw de Wemotaci 2021-12-02 2021-12-06
Saskatchewan George Gordon First Nation George Gordon First Nation 2021-12-06 2021-12-06

Requests to enter into a coordination agreement

Subsection 20(2) of the Act provides that an Indigenous governing body acting on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people may request a coordination agreement with the Minister of Indigenous Services and the government of each province or territory in which the group, community or people is located in relation to the exercise of the group, community or people's legislative authority. Note that requests provided under subsection 20(2) are implicitly considered notices of intent to exercise jurisdiction.

Within 12 months following the request, if a tripartite coordination agreement is reached, or no agreement is reached but reasonable efforts were made to reach an agreement, the laws of the Indigenous group and community would have force of law as federal law and would prevail over federal and provincial or territorial laws.

Such Indigenous laws must still respect sections 10 to 15 of the Act, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This table shows requests submitted to ISC, information on when coordination agreements were entered into with Indigenous governing bodies, and the date the Indigenous law comes into force. *Of note, under the Act, the date on which the request is made triggers a 12-month period after which an Indigenous governing body's Indigenous law can come into force as federal law, as long as the Indigenous governing body made reasonable efforts to enter into a coordination agreement. If these conditions are met, subject to some exceptions, their Indigenous law will prevail over conflicting provincial, territorial and federal legislation. The date on which the request is received by Indigenous Services Canada is included in the chart below as it constitutes a mandatory obligation under subsection 25(a) of the Act.

This table shows the notices provided to ISC, updated January 21, 2022

Province(s) or territory Indigenous governing body Indigenous group, community or people Request provided* Request received* Coordination agreement entered into Date Indigenous law comes into force
Manitoba Manitoba Métis Federation Métis in Manitoba Prior 2020-01-01 2019-11-28 To be determined To be determined
Ontario Wabaseemoong Independent Nations Wabaseemoong Independent Nations 2020-01-06 2020-01-06 To be determined 2021-01-08
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations law
Quebec Makivik Corporation Akulivik
Aupaluk
Chisasibi
Inukjuak
Ivujivik
Kangiqsualujjuaq
Kangiqsujuaq
Kagirsuk
Kuujjuaq
Kuujjuarapik
Puvirnituq
Quaqtaq
Salluit
Tasiujaq
Umiujaq
2020-01-07 2020-01-07 To be determined To be determined
Saskatchewan Cowessess First Nation Cowessess First Nation 2020-01-09 2020-01-11 2021-07-06 2021-04-01
Cowessess First Nation Miyo Pimatisowin Act (PDF)
Manitoba Island Lake Tribal Council Garden Hill First Nation
St. Theresa Point First Nation
Wasagamack First Nation
Red Sucker Lake First Nation
2020-01-18 2020-01-21 To be determined To be determined
Ontario Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug 2020-02-06 2020-02-12 To be determined To be determined
Manitoba First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory Dauphin River First Nation
Ebb and Flow First Nation
Gamblers First Nation
Keeseekoowenin First Nation
Lake Manitoba First Nation
Lake St. Martin First Nation
Little Saskatchewan First Nation
O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation
Pinaymootang First Nation
Skownan First Nation
Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve
2020-03-23 2020-03-28 To be determined To be determined
Quebec Atikamekw of Opitciwan Atikamekw of Opitciwan 2020-03-23 2020-03-23 To be determined 2022-01-17
Loi de la Protection Sociale des Atikamekw d’Opitciwan
British Columbia Huu-ya-aht First Nations Huu-ya-aht First Nations 2020-03-26 2020-03-31 To be determined To be determined
Saskatchewan Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Muskeg Lake Cree Nation 2020-06-04 2020-06-17 To be determined To be determined
Alberta Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 2020-06-10 2020-06-10 To be determined To be determined
British Columbia Splatsin Splatsin 2020-06-24 2020-06-24 To be determined To be determined
British Columbia Sts'ailes First Nation Sts'ailes First Nation 2020-10-15 2020-10-16 To be determined To be determined
British Columbia Cowichan Tribes Cowichan Tribes 2020-10-19 2020-10-21 To be determined To be determined
Alberta Louis Bull First Nation Louis Bull First Nation 2020-10-21 2020-10-26 To be determined 2021-10-22
AMO Law - Asikiw Mostos O'pikinawasiwin Society
Manitoba Opaskwayak Cree Nation Opaskwayak Cree Nation 2020-11-27 2020-11-27 To be determined To be determined
Manitoba Peguis First Nation Peguis First Nation 2021-01-12 2021-01-12 To be determined 2022-01-21
Honouring Our Children, Families and Nation Act
British Columbia Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations 2021-01-21 2021-02-03 To be determined To be determined
Alberta Kee Tas Kee Now Council (KTC) Loon River First Nation #476,
Lubicon Lake Band #453,
and Peerless Trout First Nation #478
2021-08-13 2021-08-23 To be determined To be determined

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