Mia Hunt
Mia Hunt

I pray that our voices will b heard...Creator, bring our children home, so we can love them n teach them the ways of their ancestors. I teach at cultural studies @ NEC & it's amazing just how many of our people have been though the system, n have no knowledge of their cultural background...n I c how hard it is on them, to not know anything about your roots.

Ernestine Hanlon-Abel
Ernestine Hanlon-Abel
  • Mia Hunt

I will join you

Charlie Thomas Williams

well I have a daughter who is in care since she was 4yrs old, now she is 10yrs old, I know I made some poor choices in my life, I practically had to jump through hoops for the ministry, and some, but still my daughter was put into permanent costody, and I was not in court for that decision, now my daughter is living in Italy, and the ministry moto is, " In the best interest of the child" I don't feel it is in the best interest of the child to rip the child from their natural family, she is...

well I have a daughter who is in care since she was 4yrs old, now she is 10yrs old, I know I made some poor choices in my life, I practically had to jump through hoops for the ministry, and some, but still my daughter was put into permanent costody, and I was not in court for that decision, now my daughter is living in Italy, and the ministry moto is, " In the best interest of the child" I don't feel it is in the best interest of the child to rip the child from their natural family, she is learning Italian not our Native toung, or cultur or traditions, very sad, I pay for my poor choices everyday of my life, now I put it in god's hands, god bless everyone who signs and reads this, Gilakasla, charles T, Williams.

Sherry Sewid
Sherry Sewid
  • Charlie Thomas Williams

my heart goes out to you i never understood this system that takes our children. i truley believe this guilt they put on the families of making wrong choices, family members judging, this is a divide and conquer tactic which our families need to stand together as one to ensure our children stay where they belong, mcfd has too much power i was present at that meeting about mcfd which a lawyer explained this brutal system and said she is a lawyer for mothers and unborn children because mcfd...

my heart goes out to you i never understood this system that takes our children. i truley believe this guilt they put on the families of making wrong choices, family members judging, this is a divide and conquer tactic which our families need to stand together as one to ensure our children stay where they belong, mcfd has too much power i was present at that meeting about mcfd which a lawyer explained this brutal system and said she is a lawyer for mothers and unborn children because mcfd goes to hospital to take new borns because, the mother was in care herself as a child. they have too much power but there is hope if we have our band offices, representivies from band, our family standing by helping support anyway because the lawyer said FAMILY standing together as one to support eachother is the best and only strength we have against this brutal system,, My love and prayers to you.

Charlie Thomas Williams
Charlie Thomas Williams
  • Charlie Thomas Williams

one heart one nation, together we stand devided we fall, we are powerful as a nation, we will never fade out, we will always be, thank you sherry,

Stephen Pranteau
Stephen Pranteau

get chiefs and councils to enabe customary care on reserve..that will stop the perpetrators in their tracks..

Sharon Lewis
Sharon Lewis
  • Stephen Pranteau

Yes, but even our social workers on reserve have become totally assimmilated in the colonial teachings of apprehension and pushing them off to non-native foster families. Its really about fighting colonialism when we look at the Child Welfare Act. Hoping to make changes and new legislation over native children for Canada...which is hard, because of the Legal Language of the Majority. Federal Government finds it easier for votes easing the tensions with QC population then native population....

Yes, but even our social workers on reserve have become totally assimmilated in the colonial teachings of apprehension and pushing them off to non-native foster families. Its really about fighting colonialism when we look at the Child Welfare Act. Hoping to make changes and new legislation over native children for Canada...which is hard, because of the Legal Language of the Majority. Federal Government finds it easier for votes easing the tensions with QC population then native population. Its like a silent war - and our children are dying in care, or spend their adult life in jail - after foster care. Hoping to find solutions very fast, because its never going to change unless our voice is loud enough to create change. Thanks

Nuqwaum Tsekemae
Nuqwaum Tsekemae

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 Tsekemae

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 Tsekemae

I wish you good luck.

Margaret Burnett
Margaret Burnett
  • Nuqwaum Tsekemae

and God be with you.

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..

Dale Lee Ingmire
Dale Lee Ingmire

I am proud to be of the Native American Cherokee family. WE MUST take care of the ones the government broke sooo many treaties with but still has not apologized got their part in the destruction of so many Native Amercian tribes!

E-Beth Anderson
E-Beth Anderson
  • Dale Lee Ingmire

That Why I SENT it to you .. I FEEL the SAME WAY. AS YOU..

Joe Pintarics
Joe Pintarics

Child and Family "Services": the new Indian Residential School System... When WILL we learn?

Aveline Moon
Aveline Moon
  • Joe Pintarics

That is what I keep saying it is residential school all over again. The systems are making the mothers like robots, so that they could get their children back. My greatnieces children are in the system, just because people told welfare that they have bed bugs on their couches. O m god what are they going to think of next. this person keeps telling the welfare, lies and they keep taking the children, why don't they check on the people that tell these lies

Lisa Regner
Lisa Regner

Native Children are Tribal members. They need to stay within the Tribe. The Tribe has jurisdiction in cases of Children. It's wrong and damaging to the child to be taken away from their protection, their support, their Tribal families. Also there should be programs set up to help them with their needs as it is with other peoples who live in this country. They need support. The laws must be brought up to date to include our Native peoples. Don't take away from them and brush them under the rug.

Lonnie Marks
Lonnie Marks
  • Lisa Regner

Yes lisa I really like what you wrote.

Patrick A Mccoy
Patrick A Mccoy

They are taking our children still through the Culturally encapsulated state workers that are Christians that find ways of making the parents look unfit if they are not part of their church community..

Patrick A Mccoy
Patrick A Mccoy
  • Patrick A Mccoy

So what does that mean Jami???

Merimee Moffitt
Merimee Moffitt

My great-grandmother was definitely native from British Columbia--but I have no way to trace or track that history.

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