Media Advisory – Canada, Alberta and First Nations in Alberta Embark on New Approach to Child Welfare On Reserve
CALGARY, April 26 – An innovative approach to the way child welfare is delivered on First Nations in Alberta will be announced in Calgary on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10am. The announcement will take place at the Garden Patio Room of the Delta Bow Valley Hotel, 209-4th Avenue SE.
It will include remarks from The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, The Honourable Janis Tarchuk, Minister of Alberta Children’s Services and representatives of Alberta’s three Treaty areas: Chief Eddy Makokis of Saddle Lake First Nation on behalf of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations; Spokesperson Chief Charles Weasel Head of the Treaty 7 First Nations Chiefs Association; and Grand Chief Arthur Noskey of Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta.
For further information: Deirdra McCracken, Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice, (819) 997-0002; Glenn Luff, INAC Communications, (780) 495-6638 (office), (780) 940-9880 (cell); Lisa Nisbet, Communications, Alberta Children’s Services, (780) 686-6455 (cell); Katie Rabbit Young Pine, Treaty 7 First Nations Chiefs’ Association, (403) 669-9285