Kamloops, B.C., community group handed control of Métis children and family services

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services is taking over responsibility for Métis children and family services in the Kamloops area.

B.C.'s children's minister says the move is a step toward reconciliation

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services will take responsibility for Métis children and family services in the Kamloops area. (Getty Images)

B.C.'s children's minister says a group in Kamloops will take over responsibility for Métis children and family services in the area.

Katrine Conroy says the government is transferring child-protection authority to Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services because Indigenous and Métis communities know best how to take care of their children.

She says the move is a step toward reconciliation.

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak executive director Colleen Lucier says the change will improve outcomes for Métis children, youth and families in the region.