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ANISHINABEK NATION TAKES HISTORIC STEP FORWARD TO RECLAIM INHERENT JURISDICTION OVER CHILD WELFARE

ANISHINABEK NATION TAKES HISTORIC STEP FORWARD TO RECLAIM INHERENT JURISDICTION OVER CHILD WELFARE

CURVE LAKE FIRST NATION (June 4, 2015) – The Anishinabek Nation takes an historic step forward to reclaim the inherent right of child welfare by committing to move forward with the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-­‐being Law.

The Chiefs-­‐in-­‐Assembly passed a resolution today, encouraging the important work for the Union of Ontario Indians to do on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation.

“We need total jurisdiction of our children. This is an important step in asserting jurisdiction for our children,” says Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee who has been re-­‐elected for a consecutive third term. “I recognize all of the work that has been done to develop the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-­‐ Being Law.”

The Anishinabek Nation Child Welfare Working Group and sub-­‐committees will continue to address implementation issues and will amend the draft Anishinabek Nation Child Well-­‐Being Law until April 1, 2017.

Union of Ontario Indians Social Services Department Director Adrienne Pelletier wants to acknowledge all the input and support by Anishinabek Nation leadership and citizens.

“We will continue to seek further input in the development of what the system will look like,” says Pelletier.

The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 39 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 55,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

For more information contact:

Marci Becking,
Communications Officer
Phone : 1-­‐877-­‐702-­‐5200 ext. 2290
Email : becmar@anishinabek.ca
www.anishinabek.ca
www.anishinabeknews.ca

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