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Indigenous leaders brace for Supreme Court’s child welfare law decision – CBC

Feb 08, 2024
High court is expected to weigh in on self-government in potentially landmark opinion

It’ll be a pivotal decision either way.

Indigenous people across the country are bracing for a potentially landmark opinion from the Supreme Court of Canada, which will decide Friday whether the Trudeau government’s Indigenous child welfare law is constitutional.

Indigenous leaders hope Canada’s top court, after deliberating for more than a year, will uphold Indigenous Peoples’ authority over their kids, but they’re aware the court could reject the law, dealing a devastating blow to their quest for self-determination.

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