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Indigenous practice from New Zealand aims to reunite kids in care with families

New Zealander Katie Murray is in Winnipeg to share knowledge about a promising approach that aims to keep children at risk of being apprehended by foster care in their own extended families. (Provided by Katie Murray.)

New Zealander Katie Murray is in Winnipeg to share knowledge about a promising approach that aims to keep children at risk of being apprehended by foster care in their own extended families. (Provided by Katie Murray.)

Delegation in Winnipeg to help Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. keep kids in their own families

By Chris Read, CBC News, Nov 9, 2015

A delegation from New Zealand is in Winnipeg to share an approach they believe could reduce the number of children in foster care.

It’s called Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and it’s based on the practices of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people.

Katie Murray is the CEO of a social service agency on the North Island of New Zealand and she is here to liaise with Winnipeg’s Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Read the rest of this entry