Mother who had her children taken by province offers advice on TikTok

She took her fight with the child welfare system to the social media platform Twitter – and was given the handle “Twitter Mom.” Tamara Malcolm eventually got her children back but now she’s switched platforms to TikTok. That’s where she’s offering advice to parents battling the system.

Also on the show, a residential school survivor is calling for a national braids day – similar to ribbon skirt day – – after a young Saskatchewan girl was shamed for wearing her ribbon skirt to school. Donna Desjarlais tells us her story about having to hide her braids over her should for a government photo.


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And Rolling River First Nation member join us to share how he was taken down at gunpoint by the RCMP for harvesting a moose in an area his community frequently hunts in. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has taken up his cause in court fighting for future harvesters.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Métis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).