Legislative Jurisdiction in Regard to First Nations Child Welfare in Canada

The subject of this paper focuses on the legislative authority to enact First Nation Child Welfare legislation in Canada. The body of this paper focused exclusively on sources for legislative jurisdiction in the area of First Nation Child welfare. This includes an analysis of the current structures in place with provide authority as well as a discussion on some other potential sources for First Nations to assert jurisdiction to either enact child welfare legislation or have current customary laws recognized.


Isaac, T.J.