Co-Investigators: B. Fallon & B. MacLaurin
Funding Source: Government of Manitoba*
The goal for the CIS-2008 was to increase the sample of First Nations child welfare agencies from eight to twenty. In total, twenty-two Aboriginally governed agencies participated in the CIS-2008. The increased sample size will yield a more detailed understanding of the nature of and response to maltreatment of First Nations children. Specifically, secondary analyses will focus on comparing the profiles of investigations, involving First Nations children, which were conducted by provincial/territorial agencies to those conducted by Aboriginally governed agencies. As in prior CIS cycles, a key priority has been to ensure First Nations’ ownership of, control over, access to and possession of the knowledge produced by CIS-2008. A nationally representative, First Nations advisory committee assisted with recruitment of First Nations service agencies, offered cultural/ethical guidance, and is currently overseeing primary analysis. The advisory committee has prioritized secondary analyses and is actively facilitating dissemination of primary analyses of data from the First Nations component of the CIS.
(*) Additional funds were provided through the CIS PHAC study.