There are more Indigenous children in foster care today than the total number of kids who attended residential schools during their operation!
Manitoba has the highest apprehension rates - 90% of kids in care are First Nation - in the Western world! 40 babies a month are being taken from just ONE hospital. Children are being taken first before even investigating.
In a landmark ruling released on January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services ("FNCFS Program") and failing to implement Jordan's Principle to ensure equitable access to government services available to other children.
Get the facts here: www.sotheycangohome.com
Through education and citizen action, our goal is to eradicate racism and bring children home to their families and communities.
To make this project a success we are raising funds to cover:
*leather, tools and other supplies for making moccasins
*shipping costs to send moccasins to participating communities
*promotional materials and events
We are calling on everyone to get involved and help us make 163,000* moccasins for Indigenous chidren affected by the child welfare system of Canada!
*As reported by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare - Jan. 1st, 2016
For every $20 raised, a pair of moccasins will be provided to a child in foster care!
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This is a collaborative project between Akinomaagaye Gaamik and First Nations Family Advocate
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Barb McCall Young, we are finding that the children are actually being taken not for the reasons we think, but rather to fuel the industry of child services. The criteria to apprehend a child is too harsh. For example if a young lady was raised in the child welfare system she is red flagged and this is enough justification to take her baby. Apprehensions can and do occur during delivery of the babies. Please see website for more facts.
Barbara and Carolyn and anyone who isn't familiar with what is happening: A great article that explains what is happening is http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/manitoba/cfs-seizes-a-manitoba-newborn-a-day-first-nations-advocate-says-1.3211451 Babies are being taken without the mother having done anything harmful. They are simply taken because the mother is Indigenous. Please read the article and if you'd like further information I'm sure one of the people on this GoFundMe would be happy to answer them. Just contact GoFundMe and they will forward your messsge.
If these indigenous children are in foster homes , just as many children are, they have been removed from their homes because of abuse, abandonment, or many other things that makes their environment toxic. Why would your group want them to go back to the very ones that have not provided the necessities of life in the first place?
Can you clarity for your followers what "child apprehension" means?