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Members of Maine Indian child welfare commission sworn in

The five members of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission were sworn in on Tuesday.

The commission was established by Gov. Paul LePage (R). Its goal is to “acknowledge the truth, create opportunities to heal and learn from that truth, and collaborate to operate the best child welfare system possible for Wabanaki children.”

The commission will take three years to develop a report about the history of Indian child welfare practices in the state and to make recommendations to improve the situation.

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Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation commissioners sworn in; prepare to begin learning, healing (The Bangor Daily News 2/13)
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