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Women’s Council pass FNT2T Mino Ombigii’aa draft Law for Grand Council review

June 17, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – FNT2T and the Children, Families and Nation team would like to announce that yesterday, June2021, the Women’s Council of Treaty 2 territory, central turtle island, formally passed the Mino Ombigii’aa Law, also known as the children’s law.  The FNT2T Women’s Council voted unanimously to accept the draft law.  The law contains 10 parts, including:

  • Inherent rights of the Anishinaabe child;
  • Promotion of wellness (which replaces the colonial notion of prevention);
  • Mino Ombigii’aa (which replaces the colonial notion of ‘best interests’);
  • Intervention (which replaces the colonial notion of apprehension);
  • Private Guardianship (to permit prospective guardians to formally apply for legal guardianship of a child, or for anyone, including grandparents, to apply for access to a child);
  • Confidentiality requirements;
  • Rules of evidence at the Loon and Crane Circle tribunals;
  • Critical incident reporting;
  • Jurisdiction; and
  • administration.

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Children, Families, and Nation team as of June 2021;

Lois Stoll, CFN Operations Keeper                     Desiree Dorian, CFN Legal

Savannah Stagg, Research & Engagement      John Miswagon, CFN Policy Keeper

Dakota Marsden, CFN Admin

Last modified: June 17, 2021

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