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The Millennium Scoop: Indigenous youth say care system repeats horrors of the past – CBC
by ahnationtalk onJanuary 26, 2018945 Views
January 25, 2018
Is the care system broken, or working exactly as designed — to wipe out Indigeneity?
Indigenous children accounted for more than half of foster children under 14 in Canada in 2016. That’s despite the fact that First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth make up just eight per cent of that age group nationally, according to Stats Canada.
The children who go through the system are often cut off from their families and cultures. Some call it the Millennium Scoop, an epilogue to the systematic removal of children in the Sixties Scoop.
Rather than a side-effect of a broken system, one survivor believes the inherent structure is the problem.