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AFN national head says agreement reached on child protection reform with Ottawa

AFN national head says agreement reached on child protection reform with Ottawa








The Canadian Press 09/07/2024 The national leader of the Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday she has received a draft proposal from Ottawa to overhaul Indigenous child welfare systems, but stressed she cannot publicly say how much money is on the table. “This is a long-term reform,” Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak said in a statement to leaders Tuesday. “I’m very pleased with the compensation here.” The first day of the annual meeting, Woodhouse Nepinak’s first since becoming national leader in December, was expected to focus heavily on child welfare. Ahead of the gathering in Montreal, Woodhouse Nepinak was criticized by three AFN regional leaders for leaving First Nations leaders out of negotiations with the federal government over the terms of child welfare reforms. She has denied the accusation. She…

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