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Historic agreement could compensate Manitoba First Nations children removed from homes

 

Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:11pm

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Winnipeg, Man.-In early January, the federal government revealed details of a historic $40-billion agreement-in-principle that aims to compensate First Nations citizens who were children on-reserve and in the Yukon who were removed from their homes between April 1, 1991 and March 31, 2022.

According to Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse, Manitoba has one of the highest percentage of children in care in the country. Statistics from the Manitoba Families department, from March 2019 until March 2021, show that roughly 10,000 children were in care consistently, wi...



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