Unity Team fights to keep Indigenous children with families in Niagara – St. Catharines Standard

Unity Team fights to keep Indigenous children with families in Niagara – St. Catharines Standard

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202223 Views

May 16, 2022

Indigenous children are placed in the child welfare system at a much higher rate than the general population

The generations-long horror of Canada’s residential school system and the terrible toll it took on Indigenous peoples and their culture is now burned into the psyche of many Canadians, especially following the recent discoveries of the remains of hundreds of children at former school sites.

More than 150,000 children were removed from their homes and sent to the schools where abuse was rampant.

Many never returned to their families; The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called it ‘cultural genocide.’

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