Indigenous Peoples' experiences implementing the Act

Learn about how Indigenous community members and leaders have used the framework of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (the Act) to:

Through their experiences find out how the Act has impacted and can impact children, youth and families lives. These videos may also inspire those who are interested in starting their own journeys through the framework of the Act.


Splatsin's journey implementing the Act

"I think at times we have to take a step back and listen to the children and see what they're saying and respect them and honour them in that way as little human beings and give them what they need to grow up in places to make them strong, as Secwepemc people, as Splatsin people."

Elder Wenecwtsin (Wayne Christian), Former Kukpi7 (Chief), Splatsin

Peguis First Nation's journey to implementation

"It gives me great solace that my children, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren will not experience a broken system. They will experience a circle where they will have the Elders, they will have the grandmothers, they will have their history."

Clemene Hornbrook, Peguis Child and Family Services, Executive Director

Wabaseeemoong coordination agreement signing

"The document that they're signing is a partnership between governments, that they're going to work together towards the future of children, all children in Ontario, in Canada and Wabaseemoong because it's their future that we're doing this for."

Adolphus Cameron, Executive Director of the Wabaseemoong Child Welfare Agency

Cowessess First Nation: A historic day

"Every day we will roll up our sleeves to make sure that every child, when we call them home, they know where home is and that is Cowessess First Nation."

Chief Delorme

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