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OKT proud to work alongside Inuvialuit on their landmark child and family services law – OKT

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2021135 Views

November 26, 2021

“For the first time in modern history, the Inuvialuit have passed a law for the Inuvialuit.” (NNSL Media, Nov. 24, 2021)

It’s not a coincidence that this landmark step was taken by developing a law about Inuvialuit children, youth and families. We heard clearly from Inuvialuit leadership, staff, and community members about how important the wellbeing of their young people is for them. That wellbeing has also faced enormous multi-generational impacts from residential schools and the current child and family services system that were, and are, controlled by outsiders.

Inuvialuit Qitunrariit Inuuniarnikkun Maligaksat, the Inuvialuit Family Way of Living Law, is going to progressively take back Inuvialuit control in child and family services. It starts now.

Yesterday, our client Inuvialuit Regional Corporation passed that law, and several related regulations. Some parts are in force.

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