First Nations leaders are a bit optimistic on the future of jurisdiction over Aboriginal children. Right now the provincial government has jurisdiction through agencies like the Children’s Aid Society. But Glen Hare, the deputy grand council chief, says the children should be the responsibility of their First Nation parents. Hare says First Nations have developed their own child welfare laws to replace the Ontario laws that now govern reserves. The provincial government has talked to Aboriginal leaders about the jurisdiction issue and says it will work on a common solution.