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Trudeau returns child welfare responsibilities to Cowessess First Nation

 

Last updated 9/2/2021 at 4:05pm

Cowessess First Nation

Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme welcomes the federal government's transferal of child welfare back to the tribe.

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...



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