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Canada Election: Advocates hope voters think about Indigenous kids in care on election day – Global News

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202122 Views

Whitney, Josh, and Greg were ages two, four, and six when they died in an accidental fire. Camden died of sepsis at eight years old. Chara and Skye were teenagers when they died of drug toxicity and Trevor died in a homicide when he was 20.

All seven were First Nations children or youth from Alberta who died within a 14-month period in 2018 and 2019. Their deaths were investigated in a recent report by Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate because they each died within two years of receiving child intervention services from the Alberta government.

While the report by Del Graff, Child and Youth Advocate for Alberta focused on recommendations for provincial programs and departments, it points out the federal government shares responsibility for the Indigenous children that died during or after receiving government care.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8197974/canada-election-indigenous-children/

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