Video Series: About FHRMIRA

This is a series of short videos that will clarify information about the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Please feel free to use these videos in your presentations to Council, technicians and community members.

Video 1 – We will look at why Canada enacted this Act, which was passed on June 19, 2013.

Why Enact the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interest or Rights Act

Video 2We will look at the first main part of The Act – Enactment of First Nation Laws – The First Nations Lawmaking Mechanism.

The FHRMIRA Authorizes First Nations to Enact Their Own MRP Law for the Community

Video 3This video explains the rights of spouses or common-law partners upon breakdown of the relationship, according to the Provisional Federal Rules as outlined in the Act.


The Provisional Federal Rules and the Rights of Spouses and Common-Law Partners Upon Breakdown of the Relationship

Video 4We will look at how The Act defines the rights of a surviving spouse or common-law partner in the event of the death of their spouse or common-law partner, specifically as they apply to the family home on reserve.

The FHRMIRA and the Rights of a Surviving Spouse or Common-law partner Upon the Death of Their Spouse or Common-Law Partner

Video 5We will look at the methodology provided in the Provisional Federal Rules for dividing the value of matrimonial real property, in the event of a relationship breakdown, or the death of a spouse or common-law partner.

FHRMIRA and Valuation Provisions

Video 6 We will look at the rights of First Nations spouses and common-law partners to use alternate methods for resolving disputes, as well as existing domestic contracts that may be considered in settling MRP issues. These rights apply when a First Nation is subject to the Provisional Federal Rules. Similar provisions could be included in the development of a First Nation’s own MRP Law.

Using alternate dispute resolution mechanisms or domestic agreements to help settle matrimonial real property issues