By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Chiefs battled through disagreements during the three-day Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa Dec. 6 to Dec. 8 to do right by their children. Despite the dissension that started the process, chiefs gave their full support to one resolution that called for Canada to “immediately pay the compensation to all victims of Canada’s discrimination” in child welfare, as well as a second resolution pushing Canada to increase its funding commitment of nearly $20 billion over five years and beyond for “substantive” long-term reform. Earlier this year, Canada and the Assembly of First Nations negotiated a $40 billion settlement which set aside $20 billion for individual compensation and $20 billion for long-term reform. The agreement was the result of a 2016 ruling from
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