4rd Webinar | The Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children, Youth and Families (1:28:30)

Webinar Series on “Indigenous Peoples and the Law”

This program contains 1.5 CPD hours in all Canadian provinces. Participants can claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD with the LSBC, including 1.5 hours of Practice Management credit.

This webinar was recorded on January 20, 2021 thanks to the technical support of Courthouse Libraries BC


This is the 4th webinar in a series on Indigenous People and Law. The webinar will look at the federal government’s answer to the Calls to Action addressing child welfare with the new Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, youth and families. Holding the webinar little more than a year after the law’s coming into force allows for a review of the Act’s use by Indigenous communities and its interpretation by courts. Attendees will therefore learn about the issues that animate the purpose of the Act, the measures it puts in place to achieve its goals, the developing caselaw and to what degree the Act has begun to bring changes to the welfare of Indigenous children.


  • Professor Hadley Friedland, University of Alberta Faculty of Law; Co-Founder, Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge; Koren Lightning-Earle, Lawyer, Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge (Samson Cree Nation, Alberta)
  • Professor Naiomi Metallic, Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation).


  • Moderator: Jennifer Cox, Staff Lawyer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, Dalhousie University