Nunavik’s health board asks for input on youth protection services – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2019116 Views

Agreement with Quebec would aim to better reflect Inuit culture

A working group of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services is travelling to each of the region’s communities to gather input for an agreement that aims to integrate youth protection services with Inuit culture.

Quebec’s Youth Protection Act, updated in 2016, allows the province to enter into agreements with Indigenous communities to design and deliver their own youth protection programs.

“We’re trying to integrate Inuit culture into the act,” Hilda Snowball, vice-chair of the Kativik Regional Government council, told Nunatsiaq News. “There have been a lot of complaints about children being removed from their family, their community, their region and culture.”

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