Children, Families, Extended Families, Communities and Nation Well Being Secretariat

The Children, Families, Extended Family, Community and Nation Wellbeing Secretariat works within the overall governance of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory Government. The Secretariatworks with the member First Nations to support the development of laws and structure and mechanisms specifically to enhance the well-being of children, families, communities and Nation within the Treaty 2 Territory.

The Secretariat facilitates the process of the Law-Making Body of the Nation establishing a Nation law for the protection and care of children and their families (something that is currently being done under provincial law by the Child and Family System [CFS]) but is not limited to that.

  • The Secretariat will assist communities to develop their own collective community and nation well-being strategies with the intention to “bring the children home”, to ensure that the Nation’s children are raised in their own families and communities to the highest possible degree.
  • The Secretariatwill have the ability to train/capacitatecommunity staff.
  • The Secretariat will initiate the transition from the current system under provincial law to the Nation and community’s system and laws.

Children, Families, Extended Family Community and Nation Wellbeing Secretariat

The Secretariatis also responsible for assisting communities to improve the well-being of all children and all families generally.

Portfolio – Chief Cornell Mclean, Lake Manitoba

Ikwewak Council – Charolette Nepinak, Chair Skownan First Nation

Staff Support – Lorie Thompson, Secretary (Director) Secretariat 204.638.3797 Ext 1012 Email:

See blog here

Reclaiming our children and families through our own laws

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