New First Nations child welfare agency aims to reverse decades of children being seized – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018139 Views

Agency represents 7 Mi’kmaq First Nations, with a focus on keeping children with their families

Apr 13, 2018

Seven Mi’kmaq First Nations in New Brunswick have created a new child welfare agency aimed at preventing children from being taken away from their homes and families.

The long-promised consolidation comes nearly 11 years after the death of Mona Sock, a 13-year-old girl who was placed in a foster home with a sex offender.

No one did a background check on the man, who went on to abuse Mona. She took her own life behind the rec centre on Elsipogtog First Nation in 2007.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/first-nations-new-agency-1.4616996

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