indigenous children

Residential Schools on Display in Musical Production

May 17, 2017

The musical, Children of God, was written and directed by Corey Payette to bring attention to the stories of Indigenous children who were seized and taken to residential schools against their will.

Fourth Indigenous Child in Group Home Dies

May 9, 2017

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.

Children in Government Care Need Additional Representation on Child Intervention Panel

May 11, 2017

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.

Canadian Universities Recognize the Value of Indigenous Knowledge

May 1, 2017

Canadian universities are starting to understand the value of Indigenous knowledge, especially in the field of science. Marlee and Valerie Willier, 18-year-old Indigenous twin sisters, are planning to attend university to become scientists.

Number of Indigenous Children in Group Homes Not Tracked

May 2, 2017

The government of Ontario does not keep track of the number of children it places into group homes. Since October, three youth have died while in group homes.

New CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada Discusses Future of Forestry Industry

April 28, 2017

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) recently hired new CEO Derek Nighbor, who is focused on working with Indigenous communities and youth to promote the forestry industry. The Candadian forestry industry is admired around the world for its environmental reputation.

Esquimalt High School Students Learn to Connect to Culture in Agricultural Class

April 30, 2017

Students at Esquimalt High School are participating in a land-based learning class. This class gets students out of the classroom and onto the farm, where they learn new skills and how to connect with their culture.

Child Welfare Panel Examines Complex Issues

April 25, 2017

A child intervention panel examines the complex issues that surround Indigenous children and their families in the child intervention system. In the first round of hearings, the panel met with Indigenous representatives and groups, and the panel will meet with youth in the next round.

First Nations Bring Awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

April 20, 2017

First Nations throughout Canada are working to bring awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). By working with schools and health and social services workers, more Indigenous people can be reached to develop an understanding of the disorder.

Report Shows Indigenous Children Fail to Receive Adequate Support from Child Welfare Services

March 31, 2017

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.