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AMC continues push to restore First Nations jurisdiction over our children and families

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has been moving towards the restoration of First Nations jurisdiction over children and families through the draft Bringing Our Children Home Act. The Bringing Our Children Home Act is a Manitoba-specific federal legislation that is guided through ceremony by First Nations citizens, Elders, knowledge keepers, youth and leadership. “Manitoba has created […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201820 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shocked by today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada

October 11, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to news that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Mikisew case held that Parliament does not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing laws that may affect constitutionally-protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights and title. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201832 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada: Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen

Winnipeg, MB. – On October 11, 2018, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen. The National Inquiry will focus arguments on the over-representation of Indigenous women as victims and judicial notice of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201837 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says reducing child welfare numbers not sufficient, want children returned to families and Nations

In a September 25, 2018, media release, the provincial government lauded its child welfare reform plans while reporting 386 less children in CFS care from March 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) said, “A reduction for the first time in 15 years—that’s great. But […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201827 Views

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Province reports first decrease in child welfare numbers in 15 years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s high number of kids in the child welfare system has dropped for the first time in 15 years, show figures released Tuesday by the provincial government. Excerpts from the Families Department’s upcoming annual report show 10,328 kids were in care as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201826 Views

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Province Reports Reduction in the Number of Children in Care

September 25, 2018 Year-end Numbers Show First Decrease in 15 Years: Stefanson The number of children in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services (CFS) has decreased for the first time in the last 15 years, according the department’s year-end numbers, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “While these numbers capture a snapshot of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201817 Views

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Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee Submits Report to Government

September 18, 2018 Recommendations Focus on Empowering Families and Communities Through Dramatic Shift in the Child Welfare System: Stefanson The provincially appointed legislative review committee on child welfare submitted its final report and recommendations to government, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This is the first critical review in 15 years and we commend the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 201838 Views

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First Nation families sue federal government over stipend cut – Mortgage Broker News

10 Sep 2018 Seventy First Nation families who were forced to leave their homes in Manitoba are still renting in Winnipeg and are set to lose a federal government stipend. The families moved out in 2011 when homes were flooded after the provincial government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to reduce flood risk for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201822 Views

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Manitoba aims to speed up family court, reduce emotional toll: chief justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba is aiming to speed up family court so that divorces, child custody disputes and other matters don’t drag on for years. Chief Justice Glenn Joyal of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench says coming changes are aimed at reducing not only the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201833 Views

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Supreme Court to hear critical case on rights of people living in poverty, freedom from police intrusion

A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons living with mental illness and persons experiencing homelessness are intervening in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Le. WireService.ca Media Release (08/23/2018) WINNIPEG, MB – A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201829 Views

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