Children Back, Land Back: A Follow-Up Report to the 1st Ever Gathering of First Nation Youth in Care Advisors
Children Back, Land Back: A Follow-Up Report to the 1st Ever Gathering of First Nation Youth in Care Advisors – Dec 2021
It was recently announced that an agreement-in-principle has been reached on long-term reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle.
In November 2019, A7G along side the Caring Society and Youth In Care Canada helped facilitate and organize the First-Ever YICC Gathering Of First Nations Youth Advisors which resulted in the creation of Justice, Equity And Culture: The First-Ever YICC Gathering Of First Nations Youth Advisors Report.
The youth we spoke to in 2019 shared their stories as well as their recommendations on a way forward. We listened and honoured their recommendations by hosting a follow-up gathering at a very critical time for the future of youth and children in and from care.
This past November, A7G hosted 2 focus groups and a national survey. In just a few short weeks, we heard from over 100 Indigenous youth and children who had experienced child welfare. The young people that bravely shared their experiences and knowledge with us, offered more guidance and recommendations that influenced the agreement-in-principle which we hope will turn into action and change as soon as possible.
We are happy to share with you the Children Back, Land Back Report: A Follow-Up Report to the 1st Ever Gathering of First Nation Youth In Care Advisors.
Chi-miigwech, kinanaskomitin, qujannamiik, thank you to everyone that took the time to participate and share. Thank you to Ashley Bach, Cindy Blackstock and the Caring Society for your years of advocacy and commitment to seeing justice for children and youth. Thank you for trusting us with this work and we will always continue to fight to see justice for you all.
Read More: https://www.a7g.ca/reports.html