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

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202329 Views

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 federal government and does not involve the province.

Last year, Louis Bull’s child welfare organization said Alberta wasn’t co-operating and didn’t want to sign the agreement.

Ottawa passed the legislation in 2020 with a focus on prevention so families can receive support to remain together.

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