Southern Chiefs’ Organization signs ‘groundbreaking’ child welfare agreement with Macdonald Youth Services – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2019172 Views

‘If 90% of kids in care in Manitoba are Indigenous, then Indigenous people have to have a say’: SCO adviser

Sep 18, 2019

A group that represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba has signed a new partnership with a child welfare agency that it hopes will lead to better treatment for Indigenous children in care.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization signed a memorandum of understanding with Macdonald Youth Services on Wednesday that will let the two work together on a path of reconciliation.

“Some people will say it’s way overdue, but the fact is that it’s groundbreaking. This hasn’t been done before and it’s exciting for that opportunity,” said Jim Krovats, board chair of Macdonald Youth Services.

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