The Ministry of Social Services is taking over the responsibility of child welfare services for those that would normally be served by Saskatoon Tribal Council Child and Family Services.
In a written statement, Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer says the STC has repeatedly refused access to its on-reserve files.
Since 2008, the Ministry has been trying to work with STC to complete a new delegation agreement which would include accountability and reporting requirements, just like it does in the 15 other agreements with other First Nations Agencies.
Harpauer says they need to make sure that all of the delegated First Nations Child and Family Services Agencies have the same level of accountability and oversight and that children and families receive the same level of service and support.
The process of transitioning families has begun.