Thursday, January 4, 2018


Ottawa is eager to devolve the provision of child welfare services to Indigenous groups as part of a larger push to encourage self-governance. To that end, budget 2018 will include a boost in funds for that express purpose, Philpott said.
And, in December, at a special chiefs meeting, Philpott penned a memorandum of understanding with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs that will begin the process of developing a joint federal-Indigenous plan for welfare services with the goal of transitioning away from a provincially run system to First Nations control.

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