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Old 06-08-2001, 10:56 AM   #1
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Post Child-welfare law blamed for whisking natives south

The forced relocation and adoption of Native Children is not just a Canadian problem it is also a problem in the United States. It is a more hidden continuation of the tactic used at places like the Carlisle school. When the link dies I will break my own rule on reprinting stories and post it in its entirety here.

The letter that follows this is even more important to be read and acted upon. Why because it involves many Tribal Governments, the people themselves and the lack of programs to help those attempting to find their way home.

Child-welfare law blamed for whisking natives south

MARGARET PHILP

Monday, May 28, 2001


Aboriginal children from reserves deep in the northern wilderness are being shipped thousands of kilometres away from home to foster care in the foreign territory of urbanized Southern Ontario.

The number of native children being plucked from troubled families under Ontario's strict new child-welfare law is soaring, and aboriginal children's aid societies in the North have run out of beds in foster homes -- native or otherwise -- for the abused and neglected youngsters.
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