Foster Care Aboriginal

Courtesy of Janell Burley Hoffman

First Nations Children "Had Never Seen a Shower Before"

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.