Jordan River Anderson was 5 years old and had never spent a day in a family home. In response to this tragedy, Jordan's Principle was created. It is a child first principle calling on the government of first contact to ensure First Nations children can access public services on the same terms as other children.

Jordan's Principle is a child-first and needs-based principle used in public policy and administration in Canada to ensure that First Nations children living on and off reserve have equitable access to all government funded public services.

Jordan's Principle covers all public services such as mental health, special education, dental, physical therapy, medical equipment, physiotherapy and more.

Current eligibility criteria under Jordan's Principle are:

  • The child must be aged 0 - 17 years old.
  • The child is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act (has a band number or is eligible for one)
  • The child has one parent/guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act.

Member First Nation Communities

Member First Nation Communities within the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council are supported and serviced in many areas. Some of our communities are independent of the Tribal Council however we continue to service and share information as we continue to grow. We continually meet on a bi-monthly basis through face to face meetings or video conferencing.

  • Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
  • Canupawakpa Dakota Nation
  • Long Plain First Nation
  • Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation
  • Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation
  • Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
  • Dakota Tipi first nation
  • Waywayseecappo First Nation
  • Swan Lake First Nation
  • Dakota Plains First Nation

In addition, we also provide support to families living off-reserve. Our Off-Reserve Case Managers continue to build relationships with families living off reserve in rural areas. They provide support and advocacy in many areas that will enhance our families in their daily lives.

Front Row Left to Right: Brenda Comegan - Off-Reserve Case Manager, Tracey Bastiaanssen - Administrative Assistant.

Back Row Left to Right: Amanda Myran - Intake Coordinator, Courtney Richard - Off-Reserve Case Manager, Karole Ducharme - Wellness Worker, Shauna Natrasony - Off-Reserve Case Manager, Lynn Pierre - Tribal Service Coordinator & Team Lead.

Staff Directory

DOHS Jordan's Principle Off-Reserve Team.pdf

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