Opinion | Koganaawsawin to host National Indigenous Child Well-Being Summit – Hamilton Spectator

April 20, 2023

‘Indigenous-led child welfare will lead us to tangible change’

First Nations across Canada are joining Koganaawsawin, the central co-ordinating body of the Anishinabek Child, Youth, and Family Well-Being System, for the National Indigenous Child Well-Being Summit: How We Govern and Maintain Jurisdiction Over Our Children and Youth. The three-day virtual event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on April 24, 25 and 26.

“First Nations across the country need to create an evolutionary approach to addressing the systemic inequities that impede the rights of our children to flourish in healthy environments,” said Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe. “Indigenous-led child welfare will lead us to tangible change, evolving the system and heightening our representation and involvement in child, youth and family well-being.”

Organized by Koganaawsawin to provide an opportunity for individuals, agencies and First Nations across Canada to participate in the exchange of ideas, experience and knowledge on the jurisdiction of Indigenous child welfare, the Summit will benefit First Nations, children, youth and families across Turtle Island.

Read More: https://www.thespec.com/local-huntsville/opinion/2023/04/20/koganaawsawin-to-host-national-indigenous-child-well-being-summit.html

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