Seventeenth report.: YC28-0/421-17E-PDF

"Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in the child welfare system, and many have lost all ties to their family, culture and community after having been removed from their homes. The committee heard that while Indigenous children represent 8% of the population of all children in Canada, 52% of the children in care are Indigenous. Many witnesses told us that, while they strongly support the concept of a bill that recognizes and affirms the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples and their jurisdiction over child and family services, there are significant gaps in Bill C-92, such as the absence of a reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples apart from in the preamble to the bill, the absence of funding principles and other issues which are discussed below. Your committee acknowledges the concerns raised by witnesses. Your committee also acknowledges the testimony of Indigenous organizations and individuals who do not support the bill because they feel that it undermines agreements and processes that were either already in place or were progressing, or because they feel that the bill as drafted imposes limits on their ability to fully exercise their jurisdiction"--page 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.
Title Seventeenth report.
Series title Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples ; 17th report, 42nd Legislature, 1st session
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Dix-septième report.
Caption title.
"Monday, May 13, 2019."
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : [Senate, Canada = Sénat, Canada], 2019.
Author / Contributor Dyck, Lillian E. (Lillian Eva), 1945- author.
Description 1 online resource (7 pages)
Catalogue number
  • YC28-0/421-17E-PDF
Subject terms Indigenous youth
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