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Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory welcomes Desiree Dorion to Children, Families and Nation Circle

January 18, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – The Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory is assisting Local Nations with restoring jurisdiction over their children and families in a culturally appropriate manner that enhances the preservation of identity, culture, language, and ways of being. FNT2T will work with all current agencies and governments to ensure that the child’s well-being is the priority in any arrangement or transition. On March 23, 2020, FNT2T gave notice to Canada seeking to take over child and family services for the Local Nations under An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families (C-92). The work plan seeks to replace the entire Provincial child welfare system, Canada and its provinces have until March 24, 2021 to agree on a coordination agreement.

First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory is proud to welcome Desiree Dorion to our Children, Families and Nation Circle, in a legal capacity.

Desiree is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and grew up in Dauphin. She received her L.L.B. from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and was called to the bar in 2009. She has over a decade of litigation experience in child protection law. She recently completed her arbitration course through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada and expanded her practice to include arbitration services. In September, 2020, Desiree opened her own practice in Dauphin: Parkland Collaborative Legal Options. She is happily married and has two daughters, Grace (9) and Natalie (6).

We are thrilled to have Desiree join our Circle, and appreciate the magnitude of legal guidance and direction that she brings to our government; as we all strive in a direction to protect our children, and families.

Submitted By:

Marlene Davis, Communications Keeper

Last modified: April 20, 2021

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