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Federal judge rejects flooded First Nation’s calls for more home construction – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — A federal judge has rejected calls by a First Nation evacuated during the 2011 Interlake flood diversion to have Ottawa provide double the number of houses that were washed away. In a ruling obtained by the Free Press, a federal judge said First Nations can expect Ottawa only to restore a reserve’s housing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201978 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201966 Views

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Manitoba Implements Provincewide Block Funding in Child Welfare System

Agencies to Retain Children’s Special Allowance: Stefanson The Manitoba government is implementing a new funding approach as part of its plan to reform the child welfare system and provide stronger supports to children and families, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Block funding will fund authorities and agencies up front to improve outcomes for children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201964 Views

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CFS agencies need to focus more on keeping families together than on apprehensions says former case worker – APTN News

February 7, 2019 Today’s InFocus was the last in a three-part series putting the child welfare system under the microscope. Natasha Reimer spent her entire life bounced from foster home to foster home when she was apprehended as a young girl from an unsafe home. While the system kept her separated from a mother who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201951 Views

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‘They just ripped them out of my hands’: A mother shares her experience with the child welfare system on InFocus – APTN News

January 31, 2019 On the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system. Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201950 Views

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CBC Investigates: Province changes how it counts kids in care, reports lower number than Manitoba child welfare agencies – CBC

10,776 kids in care, province says after change to how number is tallied, but agencies say total is 11,143 Jan 18, 2019 At first glance, it looks like the number of children in care in Manitoba decreased from just over 10,700 to 10,328 last year — a figure touted by the Families minister as the first decrease in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201966 Views

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Indigenous newborn taken by authorities to be returned to family this week – The Globe and Mail

An Indigenous newborn taken from her mother just hours after birth in an apprehension broadcast live on Facebook is expected to be back home with her family later this week, an advocate for the family says. The infant has spent the five days since in an emergency placement with either a foster family or at […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201964 Views

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AMC has solutions for inherent jurisdiction over First Nations children and families – only way to keep them safe

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ A 17-year-old girl who is only being identified as Angel was moved through 46 different foster homes before dying of an accidental overdose. Today, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth released their investigation findings and formal recommendations to prevent future tragedies like Angel’s. “The child welfare system in Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201889 Views

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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, 201878 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, 201874 Views

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