199.10. Conditions under any Québec Aboriginal custom that is in harmony with the principles of the interest of the child, respect for the child’s rights and the consent of the persons concerned may be substituted for conditions of suppletive tutorship. In such cases, the provisions of this division, except articles 199.6 and 199.7, do not apply.
Such a tutorship is, on the application of the child or the tutor, attested by the authority that is competent for the Aboriginal community or nation of either the child or the tutor. However, if the child and the tutor are members of different nations, the tutorship is attested by the authority that is competent for the child’s nation or community.
The competent authority issues a certificate attesting the tutorship after making sure that it was carried out according to custom, in particular that the required consents were validly given and that the child is in the care of the tutor; the authority also makes sure that the tutorship is in the interest of the child.
The authority is a person or body domiciled in Québec and designated by the Aboriginal community or nation. The competent authority may not, when called on to act, be a party to the tutorship.