Trudeau returns child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation
Last updated 9/2/2021 at 4:05pm
COWESSESS, Sask.-In early July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a landmark agreement to return child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation, which he says is critical in reducing the number of Indigenous children in the foster care system.
"Never again should kids be taken from their homes, families and communities," Trudeau said at the ceremony to commemorate the agreement. "Kids need to be kept by, protected by, supported by, and taught by their communities."
According to the federal government, Indigenous children account for 52.2 per cent of children in foster care unde...