In­dige­nous chil­dren ‘cri­sis’ in Canada

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

The dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of in­dige­nous chil­dren caught in Canada’s child wel­fare sys­tem is a “hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis” that echoes the hor­rors of a res­i­den­tial school sys­tem that saw 150,000 abo­rig­i­nal chil­dren forcibly re­moved from their homes, the Cana­dian min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for in­dige­nous ser­vices, Jane Philpott, has said.

She noted that Canada re­moves in­dige­nous chil­dren from their fam­i­lies at a rate that ranks among the high­est in the de­vel­oped world.

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