First Nations Foster Care

First Nations Living In Poverty Will Change The World

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

Nobody saw me until I had a degree. Nobody gave a damn about me in foster care, or worse, they tried to save me -- to show me how horrible Indians were, and that I should assimilate into the culture of normalcy, the every day: the middle class default.

Ending Discrimination Against Indigenous Children Requires More Than Money

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Our government has set aside $200-million this year to end discrimination against First Nations children in our child welfare system -- and Budget 2016 committed to increasing that amount for the next five years. Next year we are investing almost $250-million to end discrimination. But putting more money into the existing system simply isn't enough.

B.C. Fights Foster Parents' Petition To Keep Metis Toddler

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The foster family's petition aims to keep the girl from being sent to Ontario to live with siblings she's never met.

First Nations Children "Had Never Seen a Shower Before"

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Cindy Blackstock noticed two aboriginal girls brought to a group home just staring at a shower, she started questioning whether being thrown into foster care was harming First Nations children as much as the environments they were being removed from. Three times more First Nations children are being removed from their families today than at the peak of the residential school system in 1949.