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Alberta First Nation signing child welfare agreement with feds without the province – CTV News

Feb. 1, 2023 MASKWACIS – An Alberta First Nation is to sign an agreement today with Ottawa giving it the autonomy to administer its child welfare. Louis Bull Tribe at Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton, would become the first in the province to do so. The First Nation says it’s a bilateral agreement with the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20235 Views

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Siksika Nation: First Nations Drinking Water Settlement

The Claims period is open. You can submit a claim form online or on paper for compensation under the First Nations drinking water settlement. The deadline to submit is March 7, 2023. The deadline to submit is a band council acceptance resolution is extended to March 7, 2023. Please visit the website : https://firstnationsdrinkingwater.ca for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202314 Views

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Names for class action against feds for poor dental care being gathered – Windspeaker

January 9th, 2023 “If it appears that the scope of the class action needs to be expanded, it will be expanded.” — Rob Louie, president, Band Members Advocacy Alliance Association of Canada Almost 50 years after her first experience with a dentist, Lisa Crooked Neck remains traumatized. “I must have been six or seven,” she […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202311 Views

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2021–2022 OCYA Annual Report released

December 1, 2022 Terri Pelton, Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate, has released the 2021–2022 annual report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s annual report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year and looks ahead at how the OCYA plans to strengthen its services so that young […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202226 Views

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Calgary in desperate need of culturally supportive foster homes for Indigenous youth – Global News

November 15, 2022 Brooklynn McWilliam- Fraser has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. “I’ve been in foster care since I was six, so I’ve been in and out of different homes my whole life,” McWilliam-Fraser said. She was invited into Sherelyn Lupian’s home when she was 14 years old. “Without […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202228 Views

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Human Rights Tribunal says $20 billion settlement for child welfare discrimination excludes some victims – Windspeaker

October 26th, 2022 “It was a last-ditch effort from the Caring Society that we feel derailed all of this. I’m not sure why the Caring Society felt they needed to do that. They were part of the process all along. They had input.” —Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse The final agreement for a $40 billion […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202238 Views

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‘Backed into a corner’: Duncan’s First Nation sues Alberta for cumulative impacts of industry – The Narwhal

Lawsuit follows in the footsteps of B.C. Supreme Court’s precedent-setting Blueberry River decision, which could have profound impacts for oil and gas industry Oct. 3, 2022 A First Nation in northern Alberta is suing the Alberta government for infringement of Treaty Rights, leaning heavily on a B.C. Supreme Court decision last year, which found that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202245 Views

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Northern Alberta Nations Prepare To Launch Independent Child And Family Services Agency Next Year – ANNews

August 18, 2022 Three northern Alberta First Nations will likely be the first Indigenous bands to take over their child welfare systems from the provincial government when their new agency is up and running in a year. The Loon River Cree Nation, Peerless Trout First Nation and Lubicon Lake Band are in the process of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202272 Views

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How First Nations in Alberta are building their own child welfare systems – CBC

Aug 12, 2022 Trio of northern First Nations say they expect to launch in September 2023 A trio of northern First Nations expect to be the first Indigenous group to take over child welfare services from the Alberta government — but say their new agency won’t be up and running for over a year. Loon […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202270 Views

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Stoney Nakoda community members consider tapping into First Nations Drinking Water Settlement – Cochrane Eagle

According to Stoney Health Services, Stoney Nakoda First Nation was under a drinking water advisory from Nov. 27, 2001 to Aug. 2, 2005 and again from Oct. 20, 2006 to March 21, 2014. At least 200 community members have collected claims forms to consider seeking reparations since the First Nations Drinking Water Settlement opened to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202268 Views

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