Amid uncertainty, Manitoba First Nations, Métis communities consider control of child welfare services


Multiple Manitoba Indigenous communities are mulling a move to take authority over their child welfare systems when a federal law takes effect next month, even as leaders voice concerns about uncertainty surrounding the process.  ‘There’s lots of hypotheticals’ surrounding Bill C-92, says Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. The …

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First batch of recipients named for Order of Yukon


North Former commissioners, Indigenous elders, and land claim negotiators will be among the first recipients of the Order of Yukon. Former commissioners, First Nations chiefs among the 10 named to territory’s highest honour CBC News · Posted: Dec 02, 2019 8:00 AM CT | Last Updated: December 2 Rolf Hougen, Judy …

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‘Quit fighting and bickering,’ Sask. chief says to feds, Sask., after northern suicides


Chief Ronald Mitsuing is calling on the federal and provincial government to put aside their differences and work together to address and implement a suicide strategy in the province. From left to right: Makwa Sahgaiechan band councillor Tommy Littlespruce, David Pratt with the FSIN, Chief Ronald Mitsuing and Fond du …

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‘Dysfunctional’ child welfare authority left itself open for cyberattack, Sandy Bay CFS says


An authority responsible for the care of thousands of foster children in southern Manitoba left itself open to hackers and ignored warnings that its internal information technology network was at risk, according to the head of one foster care provider. Richard De La Ronde, the executive director of Sandy Bay …

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Rally at Sask. Legislature calls for ‘immediate’ end to coerced sterilizations


Lawyers who are leading a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada and other governing bodies say it’s ‘shocking’ how many women have come forward with allegations of coerced sterilization. A child waves a flag ahead of a rally calling for an immediate end to coerced sterilization in Canada …

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