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Province to investigate safe house for Native teens


The children's advocate in Saskatchewan has agreed to investigate the Oyate Safe House over allegations that Native teens weren't being supervised properly.

The safe house is located in Regina. It is run by the File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council, which represents several First Nations in Saskatchewan, with $300,000 in provincial funding.

Last month, CBC News reported that some teens at the safe house were still working as prostitutes even through the program is supposed to keep them off the streets. CBC also said some teens were being driven to the homes of suspected gang members by safe house employees. Financial problems are said to exist.

The safe house says it will cooperate with the investigation but says some problems have already been corrected.

Get the Story:
Children's advocate to investigate teen safe house (CBC 3/9)

Relevant Links:
File Hills-Qu'appelle TribCouncil - http://www.fhqtc.com

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