Letter: Support First Nations Children By Signing The I Am a Witness Campaign – The Link

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2017198 Views

A Message From First Peoples Studies Students

Dear Concordia Staff and Students,

We, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous concerned students, are calling upon fellow members of the Concordia community to join the I Am a Witness campaign of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The campaign asks people to bear witness to the federal government’s policies of racial discrimination against First Nations children.

First Nations children are six to eight times more likely to be apprehended by child welfare than non-Aboriginal children. The number of First Nations children in child welfare care today in fact exceeds the number apprehended by the state in the 1940s at the height of the residential schooling system.

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