A fourth teenage girl who was living in a group home around 500 miles from her home died on May 4. Chiefs in Ontario have passed a resolution demanding an inquest into the disparity between the care provided for kids who live on-reserve versus those from non-First Nations communities.
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Spokesperson for Protecting Canadian Children, Velvet Martin, believes that recent additions to the all-party panel on child intervention are not sufficient to deal with the issue.
A report from the Representative for Children and Youth was released on March 30 and focused on inadequate funding for Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, which serve Indigenous children and their families.
The Grand Chief of the UBCIC is calling for the resignation of B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development, in the wake of a new report.