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Bill S-2 is a 'concern for First Nations people on reserve'
From a Wataway Online News article:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the NAN Women’s Council continue to oppose a federal bill regarding matrimonial real property that is now in second reading at the Senate of Canada.
According to NAN, Bill S-2 defers responsibility of the federal government to the provinces by having First Nations notify the provincial Ministry of Attorney General of laws developed and also notify an organization appointed by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in regards to Matrimonial Real Property (MRP). This means that provincial judges will also be legislated to make decisions on homes, property and estates within First Nation communities.
Matrimonial property is defined as the family home a married couple resides in and includes all items of value acquired during the marriage.