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NL Government: Proposed Amendments to Children, Youth and Families Act Focus on Improving Service Delivery

June 22, 2021 Proposed amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act underwent second reading in the House of Assembly today. The amendments would build upon the existing legislation by further enhancing service delivery to children and youth in need of protection in Newfoundland and Labrador. The proposed amendments would: Clarify legislative authority to share […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202145 Views

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Wolastoqey chiefs forced to return to the Court of Queen’s Bench to rule on termination of tax revenue sharing agreements

June 22, 2021 (FREDERICTON) – Six Wolastoqey bands have returned to the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick after the Higgs government failed to comply with the requirements of the termination provisions in the tax revenue sharing agreements with the First Nations. An application was made in May to the court to declare that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202158 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Process under way to take over child welfare services

The Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD) is developing a plan that will eventually see the transfer of child welfare services from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to the Nunatsiavut Government. “For years the Nunatsiavut Government has recognized the need to explore the devolution of child protection services from the provincial government,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202168 Views

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Indigenous agency receives foster care license – BlackburnNews.com

June 21, 2021 An Indigenous agency in southwestern Ontario can now provide foster care for First Nation children and youth. Mnaasged Child and Family Services announced Monday that it’s received its foster care licence approval from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Executive Director Mike George said the approval means Mnaasged’s Alternative Care Program […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202147 Views

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Culturally appropriate foster care for Indigenous children coming – CTV News

June 21, 2021 LONDON, ONT. — On National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day that celebrates First Nations culture, there was a major announcement for Indigenous children and youth in Southwestern Ontario. The Muncey-based Mnaasged Alternative Care program has secured a foster care license. It means Indigenous children in the foster system can now find love […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202170 Views

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Ottawa using ‘racist’ Indian Act to narrow Jordan’s Principle eligibility, AFN argues – SooToday.com

Lawyer Stuart Wuttke told the court Ottawa’s attempts to overturn a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that expanded eligibility for Jordan’s Principle ignores that Canada cannot unilaterally define Indigenous identity OTTAWA — Canada’s attempt to narrow the list of First Nations children who can access services under Jordan’s Principle is linked to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202149 Views

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‘Racist and colonial’: Canada uses Indian Act to fight tribunal order expanding Jordan’s Principle – APTN News

Jun 17, 2021 First Nations organizations criticized the Canadian government in Federal Court on Thursday for relying on the Indian Act in a bid to overturn a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that orders Ottawa to consider some non-status First Nations kids eligible for Jordan’s Principle. For the fourth straight day, Justice Canada lawyer Robert […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202158 Views

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Fed lawyer strikes back as bid to quash human rights compensation order for First Nations kids wraps up – APTN News

Ottawa argues again Thursday morning on issue of who is a ‘First Nations child’ for Jordan’s Principle purposes A top Justice Department lawyer forged ahead Wednesday with Canada’s argument that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal didn’t have enough evidence of “real harm” to award compensation to victims of Ottawa’s intentionally underfunded First Nations child-welfare system […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202136 Views

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AFN lawyer rips Ottawa’s ‘callous’ and ‘heartless’ arguments on day two of judicial reviews – APTN News

Caring Society says Canada’s pledge to compensate through class action is a ‘divide and conquer’ approach the court should reject The Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society seized the chance to punch holes in Canada’s arguments — calling them callous, heartless, paternalistic and colonial — on day two of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202151 Views

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This fight over compensation for First Nation kids has been raging for 14 years. On Monday it’s back in court — amid calls for Canada to ‘just do the right thing’ – Toronto Star

June 14, 2021 Cindy Blackstock has been fighting the federal government on behalf of First Nations children and their families for more than 14 years now. As she prepares for the latest and potentially final court battle, she has been turning to an increasingly sympathetic and outraged public, appealing directly to Canadians for support via […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202159 Views

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