Innu communities call for change over high number of kids in care

Innu communities in Labrador made headlines in recent months over the high numbers of kids in care.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
Innu communities in Labrador made headlines in recent months over the high numbers of kids in care.

But Innu leaders say what’s lacking is an understanding of the culture.

The history of colonization and the importance of Innu control over solutions around child welfare issues.

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.