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How is the NWT devolving child and family services? – Cabin Radio

March 2, 2021

In June 2019, a landmark federal bill recognizing the jurisdiction of Indigenous communities over child and family services became law. Now the MLA for Monfwi is questioning how that bill is being implemented in the Northwest Territories.

Bill C-92 aims to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care and keep them connected to their families, communities and culture. It allows Indigenous communities and groups to develop their own child and family policies and laws.

In the Legislative Assembly on Monday, MLA Jackson Lafferty praised the bill and asked what action the territorial government had taken regarding its obligations under the legislation.

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