Resolution Number: 2003-09-12Childrens Aid Society Hearings In Mushkegowuk Communities
2003-09-12 EXCERPT:

ushkegowuk Council 1 ath Annual Assembly

First Nation

Chief Theresa Hall

Attawapiskat First Nation

First Nation

Gisele Kataquapit, Delegate

Fort Albany First Nation

First Nation

Moose Cree

First Nation

New Post

First Nation

Adopted by Consensus

First Nation

Certified copy of a Resolution

Cree passed on September 11, 2003

First Nation

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Resolution No. 2003-09-12



WHEREAS Family Court hearings are not currently held in our communities, but rather, they are held in southern communities;

WHEREAS our communities cannot always afford to send a representative to southern communities to attend the Family Court hearings;

WHEREAS Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has cut funding for a Band Representative for court sittings;

WHEREAS participation by members of our communities in Family Court hearings is essential for our views to be heard and for our communities to have a say in the future of our children.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mushkegowuk Chiefs in Assembly support the Family Court hearings to be held in each of the Mushkegowuk communities.