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Anishinabek Nation encouraged by signing for child welfare compensation

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The Anishinabek Nation chief is encouraged by the move to compensate First Nation individuals who were part of the child welfare system.

Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe says the feds announced last week that there is a $40-billion agreement in principle to provide compensation for First Nations members harmed by the child welfare system.

He says the agreement is another step in the right direction.

He points out in June of last year Canada and the Anishinabek Nation signed their own Agreement-in-Principle creating their own system and delivery of programs and services in their own communities.

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Niganobe adds the organization’s Child Well-Being Negotiations Team is currently negotiating self-government agreements with the provincial and federal governments.

To date, 22 Anishinabek First Nations have agreed to move forward with the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law in their communities.

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