Anishinabek Nation 'seen as a leader' in creating Indigenous child welfare system

CBC News

"Indigenous communities across Canada wanting to create their own child welfare system may be looking to the Anishinabek Nation in Ontario for advice," says this article from CBC News. The Anishinabek Nation Child Well Being law, currently implemented in 22 of its First Nation communities, has each First Nation develop community standards that are based on their traditional and cultural practices. 

"The community standards that are set by each First Nation — the Anishinabek Nation is going to make sure that our law is enforced and that our standards are respected by all [children aid] societies," said Adrienne Pelletier, director of social development. "It's giving the power back to the First Nations to make sure that their children are cared for in a culturally-appropriate way."