supporting the
Child, Youth, and Family
Well-Being System

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What is


Koganaawsawin (Raising up our children) is a collective body established by Anishinabek First Nations and Anishinabek child well-being agencies to support and further enhance the delivery of child, youth, and family well-being programs and services by the First Nations and the agencies.

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Child Well-Being Law

To date, with the support of Koganaawsawin, 22 Anishinabek First Nations have chosen to enact the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law in their communities. The Law acknowledges, respects, and supports the primary role of the parents, guardians, families, and communities in safeguarding and promoting the well-being of Anishinaabe children and youth.

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Our Services

Child, Youth and Family

Assist Anishinabek First Nations in the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law, development of community standards, and assisting in the establishment of an Anishinabek Child and Family Services Committee within each Anishinabek First Nation.

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Family Well-Being

An early intervention program, encouraging the use of holistic, community-driven, approaches that help keep Anishinabek children connected to their families, community, and culture.

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First Nation Representative Liaison

Supports Anishinabek First Nation Representatives in their roles by providing/developing resources and training to build capacity and collaboration in child well-being and community development.

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Supporting and engaging with Anishinabek First Nations, using a trauma-informed lens, to ensure the safety and well-being of Anishinabek children, youth, and families.

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Supporting and promoting the development of connection(s) for Anishinabek children and youth that have been separated from their family and community as a result of child welfare involvement or adoption.

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Duke Peltier, the Children's Commissioner

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Providing high-level oversight over the implementation, compliance, and enforcement of theAnishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law and the Anishinabek Nation Children and Youth Bill of Rights.

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Group photo at Circle Process Facilitator Training

Anishinabek Nation Circle Process

A culturally-based, voluntary, child-centered, confidential circle, providing Anishinabek First Nation families with the support needed to create plan that addresses child and youth well-being issues.

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