First Nations
Quebec Labrador
Youth Network

THE FNQLYN reacts to the Supreme Court decision on the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children, Youth and Families Act (C-92)

Wendake, February 9, 2024

The First Nations Quebec Labrador Youth Network (FNQLYN) welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the constitutionality of Bill C-92. This decision represents a major victory for the autonomy of Aboriginal nations to protect our children, while respecting our traditional lifestyles and family support systems. The FNQLYN stresses its vital importance for the present and future of our young people. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our Elders and leaders who collaborated and devoted so much effort, wisdom and courage to make this historic decision a reality. It is the fruit of their unwavering dedication and determination. We now call on the Quebec government to fully respect the recognition of our rights and autonomy, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s decision.

On this historic day, the FNQLYN reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights and well-being of First Nations youth. Together, we will continue to work for a future where Aboriginal youth can develop their full potential, while respecting our cultures and age-old traditions.

Today, we celebrate this victory for First Nations youth!


Liam Niko Awashish

Marie-Philippe Ménard

Kananish Mckenzie
Matimekush Lac-John

Véronik Picard

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