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Indigenous man arguing traditional laws trump Ontario legislation in child support case

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 9:11 AM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario Court of Appeal is grappling with a request by a First Nations man to allow a dispute over child support to be determined by traditional Indigenous laws rather than the laws of the province.

In an appeal heard before the court Sept. 11, Kenneth Hill, a Haudenosaunee man who lives on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve near Brantford, Ont., argued his people “have an inherent right to govern themselves, with respect to the care and support of children, and the resolution...