Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Minister Says She's Committed to Resuming Talks with Tribal Council

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Minister Says She's Committed to Resuming Talks with Tribal Council

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Minister to resume talks with tribal council

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REGINA - Saskatchewan's social services minister says the province is committed to resuming discussions with the Saskatoon Tribal Council over the contentious issue of children in care on its member reserves.

Donna Harpauer says her department will also be in touch with those First Nations in the coming days to gain access to files that were being withheld.

Earlier this week, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Lian Schwann at least temporarily settled a power struggle between the two parties by ordering the council to provide documents being sought by the province.

Under past delegation agreements, First Nations agencies were required to monitor and track children in care on reserve and report back to the Ministry of Social Services.

The province says despite that, it has the ultimate responsibility for the children and complained the tribal council wasn't sharing basic information such as how many children are in care or their names. …

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