Group home opens in Sheshatshiu – The Gulf News

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201865 Views

Facility will help children in protective care stay in home community

Numerous area dignitaries were in Sheshatshiu on Thursday, Aug. 16 for the grand opening of the new Shushepeshipan (Joseph Nuna Sr.) Group Home on the reserve.

Eugene Hart, Chief of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN), said this is the beginning of the process of bringing home their children.

The new facility, which is already in operation, will be staffed and run by mostly Innu.

Hart said it’s important to have Innu staff because language and culture has been an issue when Innu kids in protective care are placed outside the community and this will help.

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