B.C. First Nation leaders say pleas for child welfare funding fallen on deaf ears

APTN National News
The Ministry of Children and Family Development in British Columbia is under scrutiny after a number of deaths of children in their care.

Now a former civil servant has written a review of the ministry that’s angered many First Nation leaders who say their pleas for funding have fallen on deaf ears for far too long.

APTN’s Tina House has the story.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.

1 thought on “B.C. First Nation leaders say pleas for child welfare funding fallen on deaf ears

  1. Quote from writer Hannah Arendt: Bureaucracy is a special kind of violence…..People in highly paid positions often turn a blind eye to cruelty, when their bosses tell them to. Whistle blowers are squeezed out of the system. It is an evil system. It is just starting to be realized what it means that elder care in B. C. is now a lucrative business: poor care for vulnerable seniors, big money for some. Americans are moving in on this cash cow in Canada. – Madeline Bruce, RPN, Nanaimo, B. C.

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