N.W.T. not included in child welfare discrimination agreement – CBC

Jan 07, 2022

First Nations children, families in N.W.T. not entitled to compensation from proposed $40-billion settlement

First Nations children and families in the N.W.T. are not entitled to compensation under a multi-billion dollar agreement-in-principle between the federal government and First Nations leaders to address those harmed by Canada’s discriminatory child welfare system.

The $40-billion agreement, announced on Tuesday, sets aside $20 billion to compensate First Nations children on-reserve and in the Yukon who were removed from their homes between April 1, 1991 and March 31, 2022.

Another $19.2 billion over the next five years will be devoted toward long-term reform of the on-reserve child welfare system.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-not-included-child-welfare-agreement-1.6306860

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