NAN disappointed in rejection of child welfare settlement agreement
NAN disappointed in rejection of child welfare settlement agreement

 By Eric Shih  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders say they’re disappointed in the rejection a compensation settlement agreement for First Nations children who went through the child welfare system. Earlier this week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rejected the final settlement agreement that had been reached between the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations. A condition of that agreement was that it be endorsed by the tribunal. In a summary of its decision, the tribunal found that while the agreement substantially fulfilled its orders, it does not do so fully. NAN Deputy Grand Chief Bobby Narcisse said the decision “is going to delay the much needed compensation that is owed to our children.” “I know money isn’t really the answer to everything, but still, many

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