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First Nations child-welfare talks yield ‘substantial progress’ toward amended settlement

Drafting of revised $20B deal to be finalized over the next few weeks, letter says

The Canadian government and the Assembly of First Nations are reporting “substantial progress” toward revising a proposed $20-billion settlement package for victims of the chronically underfunded on-reserve child-welfare system, court records say.

All parties in the ongoing class-action lawsuit “have agreed on a path to an amended FSA [final settlement agreement]” following two days of confidential talks in Ottawa last week, says a letter filed Friday in Federal Court. Read More on CBC