Lack of cultural supports and prevention services results in high number of kids in care inquiry hears

 

The commissioners overseeing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard testimony Thursday about how the lack of cultural supports, and prevention services results in a higher number of kids in care.

The inquiry is continuing its hearings in Winnipeg, in a province with the highest rate of apprehensions in the country.

And for the first time, the inquiry heard about the need for a federal child welfare agency.

Reporter / Winnipeg

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

2 thoughts on “Lack of cultural supports and prevention services results in high number of kids in care inquiry hears

  1. Child ‘welfare’ is most of the time neither for children, families. It is for indemnifying social workers for their disrupting relationship bonds, priming young people for a life of crime & dependency on the system that orchestrates their plight, warring against original caregivers by depriving them of adequate access to their children/grandchildren. It is a war against the marginalised, adding rage, despair & self destructive habits to their anguish.
    Instead, nuclear & extended families need to be permitted to nurture their young ones, except where there is abuse. Supports need to be given individuals & families who require rehab, respite for single parents or overburdened couples. Counseling & parenting skills should be taught & strengthened. If a child must be ‘apprehended’ the child’s grandparents, uncles, aunts, et al should be recognized as potential caregivers, not the onerous, greedy, sadistic gov.
    As a relative of children unjustly & deceitfully made ‘perm wards’ of CFS in MB, & a former HSW, & having listened to so many heartrending testimonies of kids used as labor & sex slaves in foster ‘care’, or bought by foster parents who are wealthier (gov financial rewards for foster parents further adds to the inequities between them & the birth parent(s) & helps to perpetuate this thieving, unjust system) I am among many thousands who are thankful for those who are joining us in praying for & fighting for better ways to invest in present & future generations.

  2. Child ‘welfare’ is most of the time neither for children, families. It is for indemnifying social workers for their disrupting relationship bonds, priming young people for a life of crime & dependency on the system that orchestrates their plight, warring against original caregivers by depriving them of adequate access to their children/grandchildren. It is a war against the marginalised, adding rage, despair & self destructive habits to their anguish.
    Instead, nuclear & extended families need to be permitted to nurture their young ones, except where there is abuse. Supports need to be given individuals & families who require rehab, respite for single parents or overburdened couples. Counseling & parenting skills should be taught & strengthened. If a child must be ‘apprehended’ the child’s grandparents, uncles, aunts, et al should be recognized as potential caregivers, not the onerous, greedy, sadistic gov.
    As a relative of children unjustly & deceitfully made ‘perm wards’ of CFS in MB, & a former HSW, & having listened to so many heartrending testimonies of kids used as labor & sex slaves in foster ‘care’, or bought by foster parents who are wealthier (gov financial rewards for foster parents further adds to the inequities between them & the birth parent(s) & helps to perpetuate this thieving, unjust system) I am among many thousands who are thankful for those who are joining us in praying for & fighting for better ways to invest in present & future generations.

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