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A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott – APTN News

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201876 Views

December 06, 2018

Nation to Nation
Last Friday’s announcement on proposed child welfare legislation for First Nation, Metis and Inuit was a long time coming for the Trudeau government and is expected to be a turning point that will be lifesaving says the Indigenous Services minister.

Jane Philpott said her office met with people all over the country and the message was clear: the current approach to child welfare isn’t working.

In fact, it is killing Indigenous kids.

“As we did engagements across the country I heard what happens to these children who grow up entangled in the foster care system, who age out of care, who literally get sent out into the streets and they become targets of people who are trafficking, people who are seeking to take advantage of those vulnerable youth,” said Philpott on Nation to Nation airing Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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