How Poverty and Underfunding Land Indigenous Kids in Care –

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201872 Views

Part two of a series: governments falling short in fixing Indigenous child welfare crisis, say critics.

Tens of thousands of Indigenous children are in government care across Canada today, taken from their parents.

We don’t know the exact number, because each province and territory collects their own data and there is no national database.

But based on available data, Indigenous children are anywhere from five to 12 times more likely to end up in care than non-Indigenous children.

Why? Mainly because their families are living in poverty.

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