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Swp 402 Pdf

  1. 1. Presented to Chuck Stral, Minister of Indian Affairs Funding Crisis: Aboriginal Child Welfare By: Joel Cowan, Heather Cox-Gurdon, Eloise Daff, Crissy Payne, and Anthony Turco
  2. 2. Background How did we get here? Colonization Residential Schools 60’s Scoop
  3. 3. What does it look like today? Less than 5% of children in Canada are Aboriginal yet Aboriginal Children comprise approximately 40% of the total number of children in care
  4. 4. Abuse is not the cause Symptom not the cause Aboriginal children do not come into care because of abuse Neglect- referring to situations of poverty, inadequate housing and substance misuse
  5. 5. Despite the over-representation of First Nations children in child welfare - they have less access to resources than non-Aboriginal children Aboriginal children are removed at twice the rate of their non-Aboriginal peers and child functioning differences between the populations cannot explain this First Nations children are placed in child welfare at three times the rate
  6. 6. Rationale Importance of Issue and Our Demands UN Convention on the Rights of Children Responsibility of Government(s) Loopholes and necessary action
  7. 7. What needs to be done Increase funding for proactive and preventative child welfare practices specifically for Aboriginal children, also known as “least disruptive measures” Increase federal funding for Nations Child and Family Service agencies (these agencies currently receive 22% less funding than their provincially funded, non- Aboriginal-specific counterparts)
  8. 8. Guiding values Self-determination Culture and Language Holistic Approach Structural Interventions Non-Discrimination Accountability
  9. 9. Four Phases of Reconciliation Resiliency in Action
  10. 10. Discussion!!! Thanks for your time! Questions, comments, concerns?

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