Are your wondering what the Provisional Federal Rules (PFRs) really mean to you and your First Nation?
Are you trying to decide if there is a need for your own FN MRP law or to stay under the PFRs?
What if someone makes an application to the court? Are you ready?
Do you have an internal process for dealing with applications to the court under the Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (FHRMIRA?)
Check out current funding opportunities your First Nation may be eligible for.
First Nation governments enacting Matrimonial Real Property Laws pursuant to Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act are encouraged to apply.
For a copy of the proposal package click here :
The Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property is pleased to announce a new category added to the Matrimonial Real Property Project Pilot Funding for 2018-2019.
Category # 6. Operational Considerations under the Provisional Federal Rules (new for 2018/2019)
First Nations who choose to remain under the Provisional Federal Rules and decide not to enact a community-specific law under FHRMIRA will need to put in place administrative policies, procedures and systems to address applications filed in the courts. Policies and procedures will need to be developed to address the requirement when representation by the First Nation is necessary in the courts. Policies and procedures will be needed to address case management, communications and document flow/physical file management including security/confidentiality. An emphasis on ensuring confidentiality and impartial treatment is paramount. First Nations are invited to submit a proposal for funding up to $25,000 for operational considerations under the Provisional Federal Rules.
For a copy of the application in Word format, please contact:
Becky Wolfe, Special Projects Officer firstname.lastname@example.org