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This training introduces the key themes in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Act (DRIPA) and federal child and family enabling legislation, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (Federal Act), which came into force and effect on January 1, 2020, and which (1) sets out national minimum standards for First Nations, Inuit and Métis child and family services provision, and (2) recognizes Indigenous jurisdiction in the area of child and family services, setting out a process for Indigenous Peoples to pass their own laws. All child welfare agencies across Canada are bound by the National Standards when providing child and family services to Indigenous children and families. All Indigenous child and family serving agencies are therefore required to familiarize themselves with the federal act and make the appropriate changes to their policies, practices and standards. Where Indigenous Peoples occupy their jurisdiction and articulate their own laws, agencies may need to work under new governance models in the future, as Indigenous groups, communities and people start to act on their inherent authority. 

The focus of this course will be on familiarizing the participants with UNDRIP, DRIPA and the Federal Act and helping them to think through the necessary changes to their practice. 

Participants will also be given an opportunity to think about the implications that jurisdictional changes may have on their work, community and Nations. 


Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the intent of UNDRIP and DRIPA 
  • Apply the framework and content of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (Federal Act) 
  • Define how the Federal Act interacts with the CFCSA and Indigenous Laws 
  • Apply the National Standards set out in the Federal Act 
  • Practice, work, and support in accordance with Indigenous child and family service (CFS) jurisdiction 

Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education delivers training throughout British Columbia, Canada , and Internationally. Our trainings are provided to the public and/or offered privately

 Public trainings are as advertised on the website and can be registered for online at any time. Please visit our Registration Page for more information. these courses run with a minimum 10 participants.

If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact us to inquire about our availability to deliver your desired training, your timeline as to when you would like the training and with any specific customization requests. IPS requires at least one month after contract signing for course preparation.

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*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Tuition receipts are available on request. Please review our Refund Policy.