188.8.131.52. Despite section 72.5, as soon as a Native child must be removed from his family environment to be entrusted to an alternative living environment, the director must inform the person responsible for youth protection services in the community of the child’s situation. In the absence of such a person, the director shall inform the person who assumes a role in matters of child and family services within the community. The director shall then solicit the cooperation of the person informed of the child’s situation in order to foster the preservation of the child’s cultural identity and, as far as possible, ensure that the child is entrusted to a member of his extended family or his community or nation.
Such information may be disclosed without it being necessary to obtain the consent of the person or persons concerned or an order of the tribunal. However, the director must inform the parents and the child if he is 14 years of age or over of such a disclosure.