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Lac La Ronge Child Family Services Agreement Signed

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      APRIL 1994      v23 n03 p03  
Social Services Minister Bob Pringle announced that an agreement has been signed with Chief Harry Cook and councillors of the Lac La Ronge Indian band authorizing the band's Indian Child and Family Service Agency to take direct operational responsibility for the delivery of child and family services to band members in its six communities.

"I am pleased to announce the agreement, the fourth of its kind, which gives First Nations control over the care of their children and families," Pringle said. "Other agreements have been signed with the Touchwood, Battlefords and Meadow Lake Tribal Councils."

An agreement has also been signed by the band with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to provide the financial resources to operate these programs and services. The Lac La Ronge Indian Child Development Agency Inc. and Saskatchewan Social Services will work together during the next few months as the program and services become operational.

"This agreement is consistent with the other agreements signed which support First Nations delivering services to their children and families," Pringle said.

"A celebration to mark the event is planned for later this spring."