Huu-ay-aht Nation declares public health emergency over high number of children in provincial care
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News, March 12, 2018
The chief councillor of the Huu-ay-aht Nation on Vancouver Island says the number of children in his nation being taken into provincial care has reached a crisis level.
Last week, the Huu-ay-aht leadership declared a public health emergency over the issue. The declaration comes after B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development took a three-day-old baby into care in January. Read the rest of this entry
Indigenous communities of Quebec’s Upper Mauricie region grapple with loss
CBC News, Dec 3, 2017
The hearings held this week into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Quebec’s North Shore dredged up painful memories that still haunt families in the northeastern part of the province. Read the rest of this entry
Band claims social workers attempting to take children from families without proper consultation
By Brady Strachan, CBC News, October 13, 2017
Members of the Penticton Indian Band marched through that city today to protest what they claim is an eroding relationship with the Ministry of Children and Family Development where social workers are attempting to take children into custody without consulting band leadership. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, Sept. 23 was supposed to be the day Daylan Potskin celebrated his second birthday at Chucky Cheese.
Instead, an RCMP officer met his mother Kandis Potskin at the front door of their Spruce Grove apartment. He had a B.C. court order that allowed him to take Daylan and give him to his father, who he’d last seen as a newborn. Read the rest of this entry