Métis Nation to take control of child welfare
For the 520 Métis children in foster care in B.C., life could soon change. On Thursday the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) signed an agreement with the province to transfer authority of child welfare to MNBC by 2021.
Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and MNBC president Clara Morin Dal Col signed the historic MNBC and British Columbia Joint Commitment, which the Métis Nation has been working toward for years.
“It’s a historic moment for our people and for our nation. We are reclaiming what is rightfully ours, our children and our families,” said Jason Simmonds, director of the ministry of children and families at the Métis Nation British Columbia.