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Knucwentwecw – Helping each other – Splatsin Jurisdiction

March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on March 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

First Nations are invited to join Splatsin to learn about the chronicle of complete jurisdiction and management of our community-based child and family services program, Splatsin Stsmamlt Services. Speakers include:

  • Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Splatsin
  • Councillor George William, Splatsin
  • Bonnie Leonard, Lawyer
  • Dr. Louise Mandell, QC
  • Cindy Monkman, Director of Splatsin Stsmamlt Services

Read the March 10, 2021 news story in the Toronto Star titled ‘Father of all the people’ protected his family by asserting jurisdiction of child services

Learn more about Splatsin By-Law #3

AGENDA – MARCH 24 @ 10-12

1. Opening Prayer & Welcoming Song


2. Who we are – Secwepemc Nation Background
3. Pre-Colonial Impacts – Historical Background (Secwepemc Laws)
4. Splatsin Moving forward – First steps
5. How does the Law work? – Walkthrough a “Case”
6. Operational Process to Implement our Law
7. Question and Answer – 20 minutes
8. Adjourn

AGENDA – MARCH 25 @ 10-12

1. A Summary of first-day remarks


2. The Challenges to Splatsin Authority
3. The relationship with the Province – Operation protocols and Notice for
Legal Constitutional Challenge.
4. Question and Answer – 15 minutes


5. The impact of C-92, what will change with By-Law, Coordination
6. Final remarks from participants
7. Closing Prayer and Farewell Song

Splatsin Stsmamlt Services, formerly known as the Spallumcheen Child Welfare Program, is an independent and completely autonomous child and family services Program operating for 41 years by Splatsin. The legislation that Splatsin Stsmamlt Services operates under is Bylaw #3, 1980 a Bylaw for the Care of Our Indian Children.

For more than 40 years, through the assertion of their inherent rights, Splatsin delivers comprehensive family preservation support and child protection services. The program realizes jurisdiction over any Splatsin child regardless of where they live.

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