B.C. mother fights First Nation, province to keep children with non-Indigenous foster parents – CBC

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B.C. mother fights First Nation, province to keep children with non-Indigenous foster parents – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2020104 Views

B.C. mother fights First Nation, province to keep children with non-Indigenous foster parents

Mother of 5 claims her children’s security and happiness being sacrificed to band’s agenda

A northern B.C. woman with five children in care claims her First Nation is using her sons and daughters to make a point about placing Indigenous children with Indigenous families.

The woman — known as MCW to protect the identities of the children — is challenging the provincial government and her band, which she claims is bent on introducing her children to distant relatives at the expense of their happiness with non-Indigenous foster parents.

The court battle echoes a larger conflict playing out across B.C., as the woman claims that two of her nation’s hereditary chiefs support her while her band council does not.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-custody-charter-aboriginal-1.5461765

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