Atikamekw Nation in Quebec finding ways to take care of their own children

Atikamekw Nation trying to keep children at home.

Danielle Rochette
APTN National News
Members of the Atikamekw Nation in Quebec are very passionate about their future generations.

They refer to their children as “Aswashish” which means light.

A few years ago, the community was facing an exodus of their children to the outside world and non-Aboriginal foster homes.

The council decided to put its own system in place.

15 years later, the Nation is still struggling for recognition and autonomy.

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