Province signs child care agreement with Metis – Prince George Daily News

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2018125 Views

June 8, 2018

The 90,000-strong Métis community in British Columbia is one step closer to taking over child welfare authority for their children and families, with the historic signing of an agreement between the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the province.

“Children deserve to grow up with their families and in their communities,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, in a news release. “By working together with Métis communities, we will help more kids grow up safe, happy and connected to their culture — upholding our commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Conroy signed the MNBC and British Columbia Joint Commitment (joint commitment) with MNBC president Clara Morin Dal Col at a ceremony in Kamloops, setting the goal of transferring authority to MNBC by 2021.

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