How Cowessess First Nation’s historic child welfare agreement with Canada and Saskatchewan works – CBC

How Cowessess First Nation’s historic child welfare agreement with Canada and Saskatchewan works – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2021117 Views

Cowessess First Nation will have complete decision-making power over its children and youth

Jul 09, 2021

Cowessess First Nation reclaimed its inherent right to look after its own children with the signing of a co-ordination agreement with Saskatchewan and the federal government on Tuesday.

The historic signing — the first of its kind in Canada — was attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Scott Moe and Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme.

The ceremony, which started with a powwow and ended with a victory dance, left those in the community feeling hopeful.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/how-cowessess-first-nation-child-welfare-agreement-works-1.6095470

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