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B.C.’s child representative ‘appalled’ after ministry’s apprehension of Indigenous baby – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201862 Views

Huu-ay-aht Nation declares public health emergency over high number of children in provincial care

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.

Court documents said the mother was shocked at the apprehension. She was told the baby was taken into care because of her own mother’s history with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chief-councillor-calls-child-apprehensions-from-his-nation-at-a-crisis-1.4570649

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