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Louis Bull Nation signs agreement with federal government to begin delivering child services – APTN

Feb 01, 2023

‘It was a dream, now it is a reality,” says Wilton Littlechild.

Louis Bull First Nation, a part of Maskwacis Alta., about 100 km south of Edmonton is preparing to take over its child welfare system after signing an agreement with the federal government.

“This is an important day for Louis Bull tribe. Our children are safe here … In terms of reconciliation I feel this will also create pathways for other nations to bring their children home.

“Our children are sacred. The signing of this agreement with the government of Canada to support the Asikiw Mostos O’Pikinawasawin law will strengthen our communities,” said Chief Desmond Bull.

Elder Henry Rain, who opened the press announcement with a prayer said that it had been a struggle to get where the nation is today, but they are now ready to help heal families.

“We know what to do to look after the children. It has been along struggle to get where we are. I appreciate the federal government working with us to bring our children home,” said Rain.

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