The Lac du Flambeau Tribe have signed an agreement aimed at increasing services to children and families, especially those in the foster care system.
Tribal president Tom Maulson was on hand to sign the agreement in Lac du Flambeau yesterday with Eloise Anderson of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
The additional federal resources will help provide ongoing supportive assistance through training, education, and awareness. It will also assist in focusing attention on other problems that contribute to the demand for foster care.
Kristen Allen, the director of the tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Department says, “This is important because it helps expand services to families who may be struggling with various issues.”
The Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Department ensures protection and unification of Native American children and families, and is committed to assisting families in times of social crises.