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CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

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A provincial court judge has overturned a Ministry of Child and Family Development sanctioned apprehension and ordered an Indigenous mother to be reunited with her baby.

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First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

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First Nations child welfare agencies in Manitoba have been quietly working with Ottawa and the province to bridge discriminatory funding gaps amid loud protests over a longstanding shortfall, the Free Press has learned.

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BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

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Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.

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CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

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Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, has been elected grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

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