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LaRonge provides full child, family services to off-reserve members.

An agreement signed between the provincial government and the Lac La Ronge Indian Child and Family Services Agency came into full effect on Dec. 1, giving authority for child and family services for both on- and off-reserve residents to the La Ronge band. The agency took over child protection and foster care services to off-reserve residents in La Ronge, Air Ronge, Pinehouse, Brabant Lake, Southend and Stanley Mission in October. "This is probably one of the most historically significant developments in child welfare in Saskatchewan," said Dexter Kinequon, ICFS executive director. ICFS will be receiving funding from the province to undertake work off-reserve. Federal dollars will continue to be used for child welfare work carried out on the reserve.

Compiled by Shari Narine

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Title Annotation:YEAR IN REVIEW
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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