Media advisory - Canada, Alberta and First Nations in Alberta embark on new approach to child welfare on reserve



    CALGARY, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - An innovative approach to the way child
welfare is delivered on First Nations in Alberta will be announced in Calgary
on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10am. The announcement will take place at the
Garden Patio Room of the Delta Bow Valley Hotel, 209-4th Avenue SE.
    It will include remarks from The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of
Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and
Non-Status Indians, The Honourable Janis Tarchuk, Minister of Alberta
Children's Services and representatives of Alberta's three Treaty areas: Chief
Eddy Makokis of Saddle Lake First Nation on behalf of the Confederacy of
Treaty 6 First Nations; Spokesperson Chief Charles Weasel Head of the Treaty 7
First Nations Chiefs Association; and Grand Chief Arthur Noskey of Treaty 8
First Nations of Alberta.




For further information:

For further information: Deirdra McCracken, Office of the Honourable Jim
Prentice, (819) 997-0002; Glenn Luff, INAC Communications, (780) 495-6638
(office), (780) 940-9880 (cell); Lisa Nisbet, Communications, Alberta
Children's Services, (780) 686-6455 (cell); Katie Rabbit Young Pine, Treaty 7
First Nations Chiefs' Association, (403) 669-9285


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