Report presents scathing review of system to help Montreal’s Indigenous youth in care – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2019111 Views

November 19, 2019

When the Rising Sun Daycare opened its doors a decade ago in Verdun, Que., a suburb of Montreal, it offered a safe, temporary environment for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children to learn and thrive while their parents spent the day elsewhere.

Every day, approximately 80 children between the ages of three months and five years make their way through the center’s doors to participate in drumming circles or other activities intended to promote their self-esteem while imparting an early sense of cultural pride.

But as Rising Sun’s Executive Director Alana Phillips recalls, some of those children never returned home.

Shortly after the daycare opened, a one-year-old infant – a little boy – was dropped off by a family member.

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