SCC Decision on Federal Indigenous Child Legislation

Today’s podcast episode is the recording of my LIVE Q&A event on YouTube with some of my favorite Indigenous rights advocates talking about the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on the constitutionality of the federal government’s C-92 Indigenous Child & Family legislation.

Joining me to answer all of the viewers questions were Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Gitksan), Mary Teegee (Gitksan & Carrier) and Naiomi Metallic (Mi’kmaq). They are all experts in Indigenous child and family issues.

Here is the link to the court decision:

Link to the original YouTube LIVE Q&A session:

SPEAKPIPE link to send your audio questions:

Cindy on Twitter:

Mary on Twitter:

Naiomi on Facebook:

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Hi! I’m Dr. Pam Palmater, an Indigenous lawyer, professor, author, and producer. I create educational videos, podcasts, blogs, and other content about Indigenous issues.

I provide critical analysis about state laws, policies, and practices that impact Indigenous peoples, and highlight the important work of First Nation (Canada) and Native American (USA) warriors on the frontlines of Native resistance, resurgence, and revitalization.

I am a citizen of the Mi’kmaw Nation and a member of Eel River Bar First Nation from Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaw territory in New Brunswick, Canada).

I am the producer and host of the Warrior Life Podcast which helps lift the voices of Indigenous leaders, advocates, land defenders, water protectors, actors, artists and even chefs!

I am also the producer and host of the Warrior Kids Podcast – an award-winning children’s podcast which celebrates everything Indigenous – languages, stories and cool Native peeps!

My newest podcast is Criminals on Patrol – shining a light on the dark side of the “thin blue line” in policing.

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