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Dilico Anishinabek Family Care encourages families to open hearts and homes to support children in need – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20199 Views

THUNDER BAY — Northern Superior Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Edward Wawia recalled how his parents raised four foster children during Dilico Anishinabek Family Care’s recent call for more foster care families and individuals.

“I come from a family of 16, and my parents raised four boys besides us 16,” Wawia says. “I remember when I was a kid — I asked my mom [why] these boys are always living at our place. She said, ‘Those boys are homeless, their parents couldn’t look after them. There was nobody else to look after them so we took them in.’”

Wawia says the four boys lived with his family until they graduated from high school.

“Most of them are passed on today, but they called my mom ‘mom’ all their lives,” Wawia says. “And that is what fostering is all about. Dilico has a great program. We are ensuring our children are brought home to our communities; that our communities look after our own children.”

Read More: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/12/02/dilico-anishinabek-family-care-encourages-families-to-open-hearts-and-homes-to-support-children-in-need/

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