By Sonia Harris-Short
This quantity addresses the contentious and topical factor of aboriginal self-government over baby welfare. utilizing case reports from Australia and Canada, it discusses aboriginal baby welfare in historic and comparative views and severely examines fresh criminal reforms and alterations within the layout, administration and supply of kid welfare providers aimed toward securing the 'decolonization' of aboriginal teenagers and households. inside of this context, the writer identifies the constraints of reconciling the conflicting calls for of self-determination and sovereignty and means that foreign legislation offers extra nuanced and culturally delicate suggestions. pertaining to the UN assertion at the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the UN conference at the Rights of the kid, it truly is argued that the potent decolonization of aboriginal baby welfare calls for a trip well past the only factor of kid welfare to the center of the controversy over self-government, self-determination and sovereignty in either nationwide and foreign legislation.
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Durbach (2001). ‘Welcome Address’, in Moving Forward – Achieving Reparations for the Stolen Generations: Conference Papers, 15th – 16th August 2001, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Sydney: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 9. 3 HREOC cites with approval the definition of genocide adopted by the United Nations which includes the forcible transfer of children provided the other elements of the crime are established. 4 The legacy of colonial intervention into Aboriginal families and communities in Canada is strikingly similar to that found in Australia.
Native Children and the Colonization of Native People’, in K. L. Levitt and B. Wharf (eds) The Challenge of Child Welfare. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. The Colonization of Aboriginal Children and Families 23 evident way forward. Self-government promises decolonization: it is through selfgovernment that Aboriginal people believe they can reclaim their children and thereby their communities. 7 For Aboriginal communities, the fight to regain control over Aboriginal child welfare stands as a potent symbol of their ongoing resistance to colonial rule and the wider struggle for self-determination.
S. Milloy (1999). ‘A National Crime’ – The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986. Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press and J. R. Miller (1996). Shingwauk’s Vision – A History of Native Residential Schools. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 27 See generally, A. McGillivray (1997). ‘Therapies of Freedom: The Colonization of Aboriginal Childhood’, in A. ) Governing Childhood. Aldershot: Dartmouth, 135. 28 See generally: L. White and E. Jacobs (1992). Liberating Our Children Liberating Our Nations, Report of the Aboriginal Committee, Community Panel Child Protection Legislation Review in British Columbia.
Aboriginal Child Welfare, Self-Government and the Rights of Indigenous Children: Protecting the Vulnerable Under International Law by Sonia Harris-Short