Bill Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families RSS (opens in a new window)
Honourable senators, with leave of the Senate, I move third reading of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, as amended.
She said: Honourable senators, I begin tonight by acknowledging both the traditional land of the Algonquin peoples as well as my Métis ancestors.
I’m pleased to offer these final thoughts on Bill C-92.
Moved second reading of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.
She said: Honourable senators, I’m a Metis-Ukrainian from Treaty 6 territory, rising today to speak about Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, and acknowledging that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin people.
Bill C-92 is the first attempt to repatriate the final authority to care for children to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and nations. It is our first step in removing First Nations child welfare from the administration of the Indian Act. I humbly argue that this legislation is desperately needed, a long time coming and arguably should have been passed 150 years ago.