Adoption ruling excluding First Nations slammed

First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan are criticizing a judge's ruling that excludes them from the adoption process.

On December 10, Queen's Bench Justice Jacelyn Ann Ryan-Froslie struck down a provincial policy that gives First Nations veto authority over Native children placed up for adoption. She said it was unconstitutional and placed children in limbo.

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says the ruling will have an effect throughout Canada. FSIN supports an appeal of the decision by the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

Get the Story:
First Nations groups critical of adoption ruling (CBC 1/11)

Get the Decision:
Justice Ryan-Froslie (December 10, 2004)

Relevant Links:
Court denies First Nations say over adoptions (1/11)