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Inuit custom adoption puts children at risk in today’s world, says Nunavut MLA – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2018167 Views

Cathy Towtongie calls for changes to practice, government plans to update custom adoption act by 2021

Jun 11, 2018

Cathy Towtongie is calling for changes to Inuit custom adoptions, saying the traditional practice is putting children at risk in today’s modern world.

The Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet MLA spoke up in Nunavut’s legislature on Thursday, saying the practice needs to have basic criminal background checks, at minimum.

“I would think that criminal record checks in terms of Inuit custom adoptions, in order to protect the child, could be used,” she said.

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