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Canada has a $ 20 billion compensation agreement for indigenous child welfare

Transaction requires approval by the Canadian Court of Human Rights and the Federal Court

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Cindy Woodhouse, Assembly of First Nations regional chief, speaks during an event to announce support for Toba Centre for Children and Youth at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, April 19, 2022.
Cindy Woodhouse , The Regional Director of the First Nations Conference will speak on April 19, 2022, during an event announcing support for the Toba Children's Youth Center in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg. Photo by KEVINKING/Winipegsan

OTTAWA — The federal government has children and children in First Nations. He says he has signed a $ 20 billion final settlement agreement to compensate families affected by the chronic shortage of welfare.

The First Nations plenary session and plaintiffs in two class actions agreed to this agreement. It also explains the government's narrow definition of Jordanian principles.

Indigenous Services Canada says reconciliation is the largest in Canada's history.

$ 20 billion accounts for half of all $ 40 billion transactions aimed at reforming the child welfare system, including five-year funding for indigenous children and family services programs.

Transactions must continue to be approved by the Canadian Court of Human Rights and the Federal Court.

Canada to consider two Human Rights Court orders on child welfare and Jordan's principles aimed at eliminating jurisdiction disputes in the payment of services to children in First Nations. I rejected my application.

AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Cynthia Woodhouse said in a statement that it is proud of this "historic milestone" for First Nations children and their families.

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