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You can help shape the future of care for Splatsin children & families.

Splatsin is modernizing its By-law #3-1980 ‘A By-law for the Care of our Indian Children’. The goal of this project is to make and approve amendments to the by-law to meet the needs of Splatsin children and families while ensuring cultural and traditional values are weaved throughout.

In 2019, Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7 made a motion to modernize the existing legislation based on requests from band members to better meet the needs of our growing community. The first phase of this project, which has already been completed, consisted of a review of the by-law and modernizing language by Splatsin Stsmamlt Services staff (e.g., replacing “Indian child” with “Splatsin child”). The second phase, which is taking place in the fall of 2021, is meant to present the by-law to the community and the process used to modernize it and to collaborate on ideas and gather feedback from the membership.

Splatsin Stsmamlt Services has had program reviews in the past, including community engagement opportunities like this one. The result of previous engagements highlighted the following, which is the focus of this survey:

• Creating a decision board for removals (first review)
• Adapting the appeal process to ensure increased confidentiality for families (second review)
• Modernizing the language of By-law #3-1980

Band members are encouraged to participate in this meaningful engagement process open from October 26 to November 29, 2021.

See By-law #3-1980 HERE.

INSTRUCTIONS: Every participant in this survey is eligible to receive a $25 cheque and be entered into a prize draw. If you would like to receive a gift and be entered into the draw, fill out the name and contact fields below. This information will be used to contact you when your gift is ready. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can skip the name and contact fields.

1st: Mini Freezer with meat pack valued at $500
2nd: Grocery gift certificate valued at $300
3rd: Tablet valued at $200

Project Timeline

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* 1. I understand and acknowledge that the feedback received in this survey will be considered and incorporated into the modernized legislation to the maximum degree possible. My answers are confidential and will not be shared publicly.

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* 2. I have read By-law #3-1980

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* 3. Please enter your band member number.

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* 4. Enter your first and last name (required only if you would like to receive a gift).

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* 5. Enter your email address (only if you would like to receive a gift and receive project updates).

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* 6. Enter your phone number (only if you would like to receive a gift).

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* 7. How did you hear about this engagement opportunity?

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