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.

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..

Stephen Pranteau
Stephen Pranteau

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

Sharon Tsou'halim
Sharon Tsou'halim
  • 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

Jennifer Uruo
Jennifer Uruo

How do think I got my grandson back to me, being a native Grandma, kept him in our family. The Indian Child Welfare Act. of the good old USA!

Garnet White
Garnet White

They call themselves Ministry of Children and family development here, well then help develop, not destroy....I have seen too many families destroyed by these people...their old methods of taking children and using them as bait or incentive to straighten ones life out....I defy any of them do do well if they had their children snatched from them...

Rachael La Friniere
Rachael La Friniere

Totally agree!

Laura Lunceford
Laura Lunceford

It's time our ppl have rights. Us natives have sacrificed enough.

Inge Gerhardt-Jubelius
Inge Gerhardt-Jubelius

Help the children.

Dora Otertail
Dora Otertail

Our Grand Children, Great Grand Children need alcohol and drug free parents to keep them strong and healthy.

Wil Bijlsma
Wil Bijlsma

More support is needed for sure.

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