Treaty 2 Territory – On February 1, 2022, a meeting was held to discuss the Child, Families and Nations. A working group of representatives from FNT2T CFN circle, West Region Child and Family Services, Anishanaabe Child and Family Services and leadership from the Pine Creek Nation met to discuss the collaborative efforts of all to work together to bring our children home and creating our own laws to bringing up our children (Law of the Children). Florence Wood of Lake St. Martin gave the opening prayer. Grand Chief Cornell Mclean of Lake Manitoba, Chief Cameron Catcheway, along with Chief Derek Nepinak and council Cindy Mckay of Pine Creek Nation were also in attendance. Agenda items:
- Updates peacemaking/CFN
- Review of the Onankonehkawin law
- Collaborative strategy with WRCFS and ACFS
Chantel Barker Peacemaking keeper updated the participants on the peacemaking circle and process. Lois Stoll CFN Keeper also gave an update on what the CFN circle has been doing and the plans moving forward in engaging the nations in law development. There was discussion on how to work with the agencies in the territory to become part of the FNT2T and to develop and implement their own laws in taking care of our children. West Region CFS Executive Director spoke about how to work with the families in the nation and healing that is needed. Anishanaabe CFS Executive Director Emma Edwards also spoke about healing in our nations and our families. There will be ongoing meetings to follow up on the action items discussed. Please look for upcoming notices and poster in your nation for engagement sessions for all members give input for their own nation. Please stay safe.
Chief Cameron Catcheway – Skownan First Nation
FNT2T (First Nation Treaty 2 Territory)
Last modified: February 1, 2022