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Agnes Bell
Agnes Bell

Children are being taken by the ministry and put in to foster homes in the Northwest an kept there.
It took me 6 months to fight to get my grandchildren outta the system, The 1st home they were put in was with a 70 yr old sungle female where my youngest grandson got bite from her dog, The 2nd home they were put in was with people I knew who partied all the time, But try telling the ministry that when the workers put it all over their facebook accounts how much they party n post photo's....

Children are being taken by the ministry and put in to foster homes in the Northwest an kept there.
It took me 6 months to fight to get my grandchildren outta the system, The 1st home they were put in was with a 70 yr old sungle female where my youngest grandson got bite from her dog, The 2nd home they were put in was with people I knew who partied all the time, But try telling the ministry that when the workers put it all over their facebook accounts how much they party n post photo's. Plus the one worker use to go out the the foster parenst home to party n crack out with the people who were responsile for my grandchildren.
My youngest brother lost his son in the system, He was fighting them for awhile n then the foster parent now is going for custody.. Who are they to take our children away when they put them right into dangerous places.I have no respect at all for the system at all.

Herb Sinclair
Herb Sinclair
  • Agnes Bell

ummm no we never partied all the time

Herb Sinclair
Herb Sinclair
  • Agnes Bell

n being raised in the system i think it was the best thing for us heck if it wasnt for the morals installed from the foster family maybe i would b parting all the time

Bonnie Smythe
Bonnie Smythe
  • Agnes Bell

it is terrible when they say the kids are at there best interest yet they do not work at the kids best interest by getting them back home with the parents or parent .

Agnes Bell
Agnes Bell
  • Agnes Bell

I'm not tryna start an arguement here, But in one post you are admitting to the drinkin yet in the other you are all for the system. You yourself told me you have saved a lot of money since seperating. I did a lot of foot work while fighting for my grandchildren an i know for a fact that the ministry does not do a proper home check on the foster parents. I was also helping other parents get their children out as we the public have noone to help us. I know cuz i fought the fight an i won. All...

I'm not tryna start an arguement here, But in one post you are admitting to the drinkin yet in the other you are all for the system. You yourself told me you have saved a lot of money since seperating. I did a lot of foot work while fighting for my grandchildren an i know for a fact that the ministry does not do a proper home check on the foster parents. I was also helping other parents get their children out as we the public have noone to help us. I know cuz i fought the fight an i won. All on my own. The ministry did they help you out other n with money? No they did not because i know the boyz didnt have the proper beds as i was tryna help you guys get that as thats what your spouse at the time said was needed, The only ones who helped was the NTC they helped get you guys the Car seat needed. I also talked to the people in Victoria about how things were handled. I was on the phone all day everyday tryna get all the info i needed. I did this all for my grandchildren. To this day i will stand by my own findings an say the Ministry does not do their job right at all..

Nuqwaum Homiskanis
Nuqwaum Homiskanis

Being a Residential School Survivor, I can say no more but to sign this, I was born Kwaqutl, never lived with my community as one, but will make amends to this in helping others. GiLaKasLa

Lou-ann Ika'wega Neel
Lou-ann Ika'wega Neel
  • Nuqwaum Homiskanis

so true, stan; i think gov't ought to be compensating survivors & families of survivors for the loss of connection to our cultures; they say it is impossible to 'measure' the loss of culture, but i say "BS"!! it's not about measuring loss, it's about restoring what they destroyed. i know they kept records of their destruction, so they need to pony-up and quit perpetuating their denial. this is for both federal and provincial governments AND churches.

Margaret Burnett
Margaret Burnett
  • Nuqwaum Homiskanis

I wish you good luck.

Margaret Burnett
Margaret Burnett
  • Nuqwaum Homiskanis

and God be with you.

Philip Michael David Geisel

Stop trying to "civilize" our first nations people>.

Aveline Moon
Aveline Moon

Several years, my great nieces, children have being taken for people telling fibs to the workers. I know my great nieces, they do not deserve, having their children taken just because people don't like them and tell lies about them. One of the times their children were taken, her daughter died in the system, they blamed my great niece for the death, she was not there. My God check your information, before messing up the families lifes. I get so angry when I hear the children are taken again....

Several years, my great nieces, children have being taken for people telling fibs to the workers. I know my great nieces, they do not deserve, having their children taken just because people don't like them and tell lies about them. One of the times their children were taken, her daughter died in the system, they blamed my great niece for the death, she was not there. My God check your information, before messing up the families lifes. I get so angry when I hear the children are taken again. This not different from taking us away from residential school. It is exactly the same. Please stop taking our children away. The people that care for them are not doing it for love, they do it for money. I know for a fact that my great nieces childrens should never have being taken. If they are taken, phone a family member not a person they don't know. I pray that we will get all our children, grandchildren back, some day, sometimes it is too late.

Blair Pelletier
Blair Pelletier

We as a People all have the responsibility to come together in unity to support past, present and future relatives....Helping each other in our struggle is the strength that has made us survivors and will lead us to the future....In the Spirit of Our Ancestors.......Ekosi....

Ankie Ernst
Ankie Ernst

Gave their children back!

Louise Black
Louise Black

I have lived it and have friends whose child has been incare since bith.

I have lived it and have friends whose child has been in care since birth, and what was most schocking to me was the very fact that his own band social worker wanted to adopt him out of province, regardless of the fact that they are native to the present reserve here and that the father is of the west bank first nation. When will we see justice for the innocents who have no voice. The parents are very caring and...

I have lived it and have friends whose child has been incare since bith.

I have lived it and have friends whose child has been in care since birth, and what was most schocking to me was the very fact that his own band social worker wanted to adopt him out of province, regardless of the fact that they are native to the present reserve here and that the father is of the west bank first nation. When will we see justice for the innocents who have no voice. The parents are very caring and loving and will provide a loving and stable home for their child. Will the child keep being shuttled from foster home to foster home, and when will the parents ever get him back. Will they have to die first which will by then be too late for the child.

Robynn M Kerr
Robynn M Kerr

I have seen some of the destruction that the CCAS has caused. They destroy lives! It's terrible, and something must be done to stop it!

Sue Ingraham
Sue Ingraham

I came from a broken home, but never knew it.. My Mother always made sure my brother and I came 1st until we were out of the home, then she had a life of her own. But I got sent to my Grandmothers, my Fathers Mother, the Father I never knew because he disappeared, whenever my Brother got sick which was about 3 times and each time my Grandmother would board me at a County facility in Portland where I heard terrible stories that made my family feel normal to me. I feel strongly that even a semi-disfunctional family is better than none.

Gitxsan Glenn Johnson
Gitxsan Glenn Johnson

I am a Residential School Survivor, and I know the challenges of being moved about. The children need stability in their lives.

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