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Culturally appropriate foster care for Indigenous children coming – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 2021115 Views

June 21, 2021

LONDON, ONT. — On National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day that celebrates First Nations culture, there was a major announcement for Indigenous children and youth in Southwestern Ontario.

The Muncey-based Mnaasged Alternative Care program has secured a foster care license.

It means Indigenous children in the foster system can now find love and care in culturally appropriate environments, no longer solely under the care of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS).

“The system is old, the framework just doesn’t work, and it’s not appropriate for Indigenous children and youth,” said Melissa Patriquin, Mnaasged’s director of Child and Family Services.

Read More: https://london.ctvnews.ca/culturally-appropriate-foster-care-for-indigenous-children-coming-1.5478961

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