Mixed reviews on child welfare bill – Dryden Now

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20197 Views

23 June 2019

Ottawa has finally passed a bill governing Indigenous child welfare, but it’s getting mixed reviews.

“I believe this Bill will help keep Indigenous families together and foster a positive, culturally appropriate environment for Indigenous children,” said Kenora MP Bob Nault. “I would like to congratulate all those involved on a job well done.”

First Nation, Inuit and Métis children represent just 7.7 per cent of all children under 15 in Canada, and yet they make up 52.2 per cent of children in foster care according to Census 2016.

National Chief Perry Bellegarde from the Assembly of First Nations says the new legislation will make the child welfare systems stronger.

Read More: https://www.drydennow.com/local/mixed-reviews-on-child-welfare-bill

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