We surveyed 232 foster and kinship carers who had provided care to a baby in out-of-home care sometime in the last five years. Many were not well supported to care for babies.
A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
Most exit the out-of-home care system at 18, or younger, without ongoing support.
In some Manitoba schools, educators are working to recognize that the most urgent need for children who have experienced trauma is to establish the child’s sense of safety in the school.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren’t receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
No project for reconciliation can succeed unless the federal and provincial governments roll back their power and create space for Indigenous control over their own self-determining futures.