Ottawa, Saskatchewan and Cowessess First Nation Sign Agreement Giving Cowessess Control of Child and Family Services Support System

A landmark agreement has been signed by Ottawa, Saskatchewan and the Cowessess First Nation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme signed an agreement, creating a $38.7-million Cowessess Child and Family First Nation support system.

The agreement is the first of its kind in Canada, following the passage of Bill C-92, and grants Cowessess control over child and family services in the community, with the protection of language and culture.

The Prime Minister says partnerships such as this are a vital step on the path to reconciliation for all Canadians.

Following today’s (Tues) ceremony, Trudeau, Moe and Chief Delorme will meet with residential school survivors and pay their respects at the former site of the Marieval Indian Residential School, where 751 unmarked graves were located last month.

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