FSIN Taking Hard Look At Alberta ICFS Deal

Monday, April 30, 2007 at 14:38



Indian Affairs, the Alberta government and Alberta’s Treaty 6, 7, and 8 First Nations have signed onto a new partnership related to child and family services.


The new deal is designed to enhance preventative funding for community-based support services for First Nations children, youth and families in Alberta.


Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Vice-Chief Guy Lonechild attended the signing ceremony.


Lonechild says the Alberta partnership provides an innovative way of delivering much-needed early intervention, prevention and after-care services for the children and their families.


Lonechild also believes the model is one that the Saskatchewan government and the province’s First Nations really need to examine.


He adds there is a problem with inadequate levels of funding for family support services in Saskatchewan, and solutions need to be found.