Update September 2017
The ALIGN Indigenous Advisory Group reconvened in the Fall of 2016 in order to gain some guidance in planning for the upcoming year. Some of the current recommendations that we are working on are:
- It was suggested that we convene a circle of government decision makers and others to share what is being done in the research and community sectors.
- To bring together a group who has a strong understanding of Trauma and Inter-generational Trauma to help guide the next step process.
- A lot of Agencies have found ways that work for families and we should help highlight these approaches.
Update October 2016
ALIGN is presently reconvening and regrouping the Indigenous Advisory Group with a focus on becoming familiarized with the truth and reconciliation recommendations and the UN rights of children as well as meeting the new ADM for the Community Engagement area of the MHS currently working on engagement strategies to address the indigenous concerns of the child welfare system. Please stay tuned for further information in this important area of work.