This week, the story of a newborn baby removed from her family in Manitoba added to a litany of reports about the over-representation of First Nations children in child welfare care. The number and persistence of these stories lead many to believe this is a problem without a solution. But real answers have been on the books for decades – governments just need to implement them.
Op-ed by Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is a professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University.