New First Nations child welfare agency looks back on one year of work – CBC

New First Nations child welfare agency looks back on one year of work – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2019430 Views

‘The over representation of Indigenous children in the foster care system is unacceptable,’ says CEO

Jun 05, 2019

A new First Nations child welfare agency released its first annual report Tuesday, outlining the work it’s done to protect children in seven communities and what more has to be done to ensure Mi’kmaq children and families are given the supports they need.

The goal of Mi’gmaq Child and Family Services of New Brunswick Inc. is to prevent children from being taken away from their homes, families and communities. The organization was formed seven years after a 2010 report called for First Nations child welfare reform.

Oona Keagan, the agency’s CEO, said it’s been a year of challenges, but “there is so much to be proud of following a year of operations.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/mi-kmaq-family-services-new-brunswick-child-protection-1.5161829

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