Many First Nations developing child welfare program after historic first at Cowessess – CTV News

Many First Nations developing child welfare program after historic first at Cowessess – CTV News

by pmnationtalk on July 8, 202180 Views

July 8, 2021

REGINA — Many Indigenous communities in Canada are looking to take back jurisdiction over children in care after a historic announcement at the Cowessess First Nation.

The Saskatchewan First Nation took back control over its child welfare system with an agreement signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Scott Moe and Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme.

A first in Canada, Premier Moe said the transfer of control brings us further down the path towards reconciliation.

“Really putting forward a plan, I think, that will be able to be replicated across this province and across this nation,” said Moe at the announcement on Tuesday.

Read More: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/many-first-nations-developing-child-welfare-program-after-historic-first-at-cowessess-1.5500866

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