Indigenous child welfare is in crisis, the federal government admits. In this series The Tyee’s Katie Hyslop looks at how governments systematically undermined Indigenous families — and the emerging Indigenous-led solutions.
In This Series
Part one of a series: from residential schools to the Sixties Scoop, governments set out to undermine Indigenous families.
Part two of a series: governments falling short in fixing Indigenous child welfare crisis, say critics.
Part three in a series. Who better to ask for solutions than Indigenous youth who have been in government care. First up, Ashley Bach.
Part four in a series. Former PM Paul Martin says an opportunity was lost; Cindy Blackstock isn’t so sure.
Part five of a series. Now that governments are finally acknowledging the problem, here’s what is changing.
Part six in a series. Jaye Simpson on lessons from a childhood in care.
Part seven of a series. Indigenizing social work, one school at a time.
Part eight in a series. Who better to ask for solutions than Indigenous youth who have been in government care. Today, Reina Foster.
Part nine in a series: how one First Nations community took on the child welfare system and won.
Part 10 of a series: the Splatsin fought to gain control, and offer a new model of care for kids and families.
Part 11 in a series. Who better to ask for solutions than Indigenous youth who have been in government care? Today, activist Dylan Cohen.
Part 12 of a series. Minister Jane Philpott says the government knows the way out of the crisis. Cindy Blackstock has a different plan.
Part 13 of a series. Big structural change takes time. Improving lives of kids in care doesn’t have to.