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Jordan's Principle : subversive or subjugation
This paper examines current literature regarding the legal ruling Jordan’s Principle. It critically examines the Canadian Federal Government’s current operationalization of the legal ruling in the current social context of reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. The paper focuses on the contrast between the intention of Jordan’s Principle and how it is operationalized. It details the known impacts of current operationalization and the contexts and issues surrounding how Jordan’s Principle is currently implemented. These facts form the basis for an examination of accountability frameworks that could be used to hold the Canadian Government accountable to the intention of Jordan’s Principle. Currently, a human rights accountability framework is being used with some success. The paper continues to discuss how possible future changes in both social work and the current accountability framework may improve the operationalization of Jordan’s Principle.
Cauchi, Raymond (author)
Dueck, Tim (committee member)
Taylor, Evan (committee member)
Douglas, Leah (chair)
University of the Fraser Valley School of Social Work & Human Services (Degree granting institution)
University of the Fraser Valley
School of Social Work & Human Services
Indigenous children--Legal status, laws etc.--Canada.Child welfare--Canada.Social work with Indigenous peoples--Canada.Human rights--Canada.