A Choice for K'aila: Child Protection and First Nations Children

2 Health Law Journal 99 (1994)

22 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2013

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

K'aila's story raises serious questions about child protection and First Nations children. Was it appropriate that a non-First Nations social services agency made the initial assessment of whether K'aila was in need of protection, that a non-First Nations court had the power to decide whether K'aila was in need of protection, and that Francois and Leslie's decision was held to a non-First Nations standard of care? Was K'aila well-served by the child welfare system?

Keywords: K'aila, First Nations, self-government, social services, child protection, child welfare

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn, A Choice for K'aila: Child Protection and First Nations Children (1994). 2 Health Law Journal 99 (1994). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2289804

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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