Peguis First Nation aims at taking back child welfare duties – APTN News

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Peguis First Nation aims at taking back child welfare duties – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202138 Views

Peguis First Nation in Treaty 1 territory is one step closer to taking control of its own child welfare services.

The largest First Nation in Manitoba is the latest community to take advantage of Bill C-92, an act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families.

A draft legislation titled Honouring our Children, Families and Nation Act has been created, also known as Peguis CFS law, and once enacted will see Peguis have jurisdiction to its members across Canada.

Chief Glenn Hudson said this act is a significant moment for the community.

“Today is a great day, it’s a great day not only for First Nations but it’s a great day for Peguis obviously. To be able to launch the first legislation and to be able to enable an act that involves our child and family services that is controlled and obviously the autonomy lies with Peguis and I think it’s a great day going forward,” Hudson said at the launch of the draft act.

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