An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit & Métis Children, Youth & Families.
Bill C-92 is a step forward in the history of Canada. The federal government recognizes Indigenous people’s jurisdiction to legislate Indigenous child and family welfare.This Bill, now a law called An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, S.C. 2019, c. 24, recognizes the inherent right for Indigenous peoples to self-govern to help guide First Nation’s, Inuit, and Métis Children and families. The Tsilhqot’in Nation know our culture, traditions and ways of supporting our families. We will rely on our culture and apply our laws around how family wellness is supported, held up, and continue to assist our children be raised by our people, in a good way.
We want to hold up the Tŝilhqot’in way of supporting families
“I could clearly see the Big, Huge mirror broken into a million pieces… in the mirror was our Tŝilhqot’in language, stories, culture, identity, songs, drums, strength, etc. It got broken into a million pieces.
Now, it’s up to each one of us to put the pieces back together. And it will be a very slow process…
Today, we are slowly healing and we are putting the mirror back together.
We are strong Resilient Tŝilhqot’in.”
Elder Angie Stump is a Matriarch, well respected Elder and member of the Tl’etinqox Community. She is a fluent Tŝilhqot’in speaker and is passionate about cultural revitalization using traditional teachings, such as ribbon skirt making, ribbon skirt fashion shows, traditional songs, and baby basket making.
Angie sits on the Tŝilhqot’in Tsiqi Dechen Jedilhtan and continues to bring cultural awareness in everything she does.
Meet Datsan Chugh (Raven) a curious, sweet natured, Tŝilhqot’in girl who is inviting you to join her as she learns more about her culture, traditions and what it means to be Tŝilhqot’in.
Datsan Chugh loves her family – even her little brothers who are extremely busy! She also enjoys being in nature, making crafts and all kinds of animals, especially horses.
Learn all about Datsan and her adventures in our very first Tŝilhqot’in Nidlin children’s magazine.