Emergency foster home with focus on Innu culture to open in Sheshatshiu – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2019181 Views

Still no movement on 2017 inquiry announcement on overrepresentation of Innu children in care

Aug 30, 2019

An emergency foster home to house children in care for short-term stays will soon open its doors in Sheshatshiu, Labrador.

It’s another step toward keeping Innu children in their home communities.

“We don’t want it to feel like an institution,” says Janet Bellefleur, executive director of Shushepeshipan Ishpitentamun Mitshuap, the committee behind the home.

The home is one of two emergency shelters announced by the Innu Nation for children in the protection system.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sheshatshiu-emergency-foster-home-1.5265458

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