‘A lot of work to do’: Premiers discuss child welfare with Indigenous leaders – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201951 Views

The head of the Assembly of First Nations had a receptive audience with most of Canada’s premiers Tuesday over the need to implement changes to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’ve got 40,000 children in care and we know that’s not acceptable,” National Chief Perry Bellegarde said after a day-long meeting Tuesday with premiers at Big River First Nation, north of Saskatoon.

“It’s a human rights issue and we need to fix that and you can only do that by working together.”

Bill C-92, which was just passed in last session, clarifies the jurisdiction of Indigenous people over family and social services in their communities.

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