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Safe house for Native teens faces overhaul

The government of Saskatchewan is overhauling a Native teen safe house that was plagued by financial and management problems.

The Oyate House in Regina was shut down in the spring after news reports uncovered the problems, later confirmed by government audits. As a result, the File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council, which received more than $1 million to operate the program, will play a lesser role.

The safe house was designed to keep Native teens off the streets and away from prostitution.

Get the Story:
Province overhauls program for teen prostitutes (CBC 11/14)

Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan:
Report to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Regarding Oyate ataya WaKanyeja OwicaKiyapi Inc (June 2006)

Relevant Links:
File Hills-Qu'appelle Tribal Council -

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