Trudeau signs historic agreement as Cowessess First Nation becomes 1st to control its child welfare system

A Saskatchewan First Nation made history Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Scott Moe signed an agreement that will see the community retake jurisdiction of its child welfare. In March 2020, Cowessess First Nation members decided they wanted to assert their rights for their children and families in need of help under Canada’s landmark Bill C-92, which empowers Indigenous communities to reclaim jurisdiction.

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