Foster Care Jurisdictional Changes Coming: Indigenous Governments Expected to Take Over Child Welfare

Danielle Da Silva - The Free Press

A major shift in the delivery of foster care could result in hundreds of children repatriated to their Manitoba communities as more Indigenous governments are expected to take jurisdiction over child welfare from the province.

"The time has come as far as First Nations taking control over our families and children," Peguis First Nation Chief Glenn Hudson said. "We never relinquished that authority."

Peguis became the first Indigenous governing body in Manitoba to take legislative authority over child and family services from the province when its Honouring our Children, Families and Nation Act came into force in January.