Bill C-92 was passed into law on January 1st, 2020. This enactment affirms Indigenous Peoples’ rights and jurisdiction over their own child and family services. The bill was put into place on a national level for the best interests of Indigenous children, cultural continuity, and substantive equality.
Indigenous Peoples have an inherent right to self-government, including child and family services, and Bill C-92 affirms this right in contribution to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The enactment of this bill changes the way child and family services come into play in Canada, where child and family laws written Indigenous Peoples take precedence over provincial child and family services. The AMO Society has written a law for members of the Louis Bull Tribe, taking into consideration Bill C-92, the United Nations Declaration on the RIghts of Indigenouis Peoples, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.