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Monday, May 26, 2008

Jonathan Kay on how child-services are failing native children: Flipping racism on its head

Jonathan Kay on how child-services are failing native children: Flipping racism on its head

Last month, I wrote about Gage Guimond, a two-year-old Winnipeg child abandoned by his mother before his first birthday. As I noted, child services found a safe foster family for Gage. But there was a problem — a racial problem: The foster family was M├ętis, while Gage’s mother was a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. Like virtually all aboriginal-run child-services outfits, this one had a mandate to place children in homes that are “culturally” — which is to say, racially — “appropriate.”

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