SIOUX VALLEY DAKOTA NATION, Sept. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The federal government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and all levels of government to support the health and well-being of First Nation children and families.
Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on the grand opening of its new Department of Families office.
The community's new department has established a new Department of Families, Dakota Tiwahe Services, that is implementing a new family-centred prevention model with emphasis on training and counseling to prevent children from being apprehended.
Indigenous Services Canada has provided $1,360,000 towards Sioux Valley's efforts to date to establish its Department of Families and Dakota Tiwahe Services, which emphasises a holistic approach to individual, family and community wellness that is based on Dakota values.
"I congratulate Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on their leadership, and in the creation of their new Department of Families. This transformation will ensure their child and family services are child-centred, community-directed and focused on prevention."
The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services
"I am pleased on behalf of my Council and after several years of planning with both Canada and Manitoba to have finally achieved the support necessary to establish our new Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Department of Families and its Dakota Tiwahe Services. The work of our new Department in establishing healthy, strong and united families is critical to our nation building today and the well-being of our future generations tomorrow."
Chief Vincent Tacan
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
- Sioux Valley Dakota Nation is located on the banks of the Assiniboine River in Southwestern Manitoba. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation is the largest Dakota Nation in Canada with a membership of approximately 2,500 people.
- Sioux Valley Dakota Nation achieved the status of self-government with recognized jurisdiction by both Canada and Manitoba on July 1, 2014.
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SOURCE Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
For further information: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-934-2796; Media Relations, Indigenous Services Canada, 819-953-1160, [email protected]; Chief Vincent Tacan, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, 306-512-0845