Film looks at connections between child welfare and residential schools

Tamara Pimentel
APTN National news
Several Indigenous youth have been featured in a new film.

It sheds light on the similarities between residential schools and the current child welfare system.

The film, Displaced, was screened in Calgary over the weekend.

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Tamara is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a diploma in interactive media arts at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and has worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit. Tamara was hired by APTN in 2016 as a camera/editor and is now a video journalist in our Calgary bureau.


3 thoughts on “Film looks at connections between child welfare and residential schools

  1. Hate to say this but I’m not surprised that putting foster kids in white foster homes in white towns is leading to destruction of indigenous identity. White/non aboriginal foster parents are a great resource, but they should try harder to be culturally sensitive, non- aboriginal foster parents can live non-indigenously but they should not regularly assume that its normal for indigenous foster children to live with no indigenous identity, or without the promotion of their culture.

    1. It’ needs to be about the children, if they are in care, culture needs to be followed,not all foster homes are bad, policy needs to change right across Canada,children are being forced out of good homes even when there are many red flags that transitions are not being done properly .. Children are suffering because of this

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