Foster home where First Nations girl filmed her suicide owned by child welfare agency – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018232 Views

March 6, 2018

The foster home where Kanina Sue Turtle filmed her suicide is owned and operated by the child welfare agency that removed her from her home in Poplar Hill First Nation, APTN News has found.

The Sioux Lookout home is known as an “agency operated home” (AOH) and is owned by Tikinagan Child and Family Services according to land registry records obtained by APTN.

Records show Tikinagan has owned the home since 2005 when it was transferred from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for $132,000.

Turtle filmed her suicide in a backroom of the home Oct. 29, 2016 but APTN first reported Feb. 28 that the family is struggling for answers to this day as how she was able to do so.

Turtle had been to hospital at least twice in the nine days before her death for self-harming according to posts on her Facebook page and mother. She also filmed trying to kill herself the day before which APTN has seen.

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