Mother and baby at conference in Fort Qu’Appelle. Photo courtesy of Manfred Joehnck.

First Nations mothers are learning how to reconnect with their children to become better parents.

It is part of the rebuilding process caused in part by residential schools, family dysfunction, poverty and loss of traditional values.

For the next two days, a First Nations consultant and child-rearing expert is conducting a seminar at the Treaty Four Governance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle.

Janet Cox says the roles of mothers and fathers have become distorted, dysfunctional and destroyed by the white culture.