Here is “THE CRISIS OF MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND WHY TRIBES NEED THE POWER TO ADDRESS IT.”
Such an inspiring talk. Look out for the You Tube video later this week.
Muckleshoot tribal member Rosalie Fish presenting on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women 10/27 at TEDxYouth@Seattle
Introduced by Rep. Haaland.
The increasing number of First Nations children being placed into foster care in Canada is nothing short of a crisis. Although Indigenous children make up only seven per cent of the population in Canada, they represent 48 per cent of all children in foster care. It is an astounding number until one examines these rates on a province-by-province basis. In Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Indigenous children represent a shocking 73 per cent, 85 per cent and 87 per cent of all children in care respectively, according to the most recent Statistics Canada report. However, Manitoba reports that their numbers of Indigenous children in care are increasing and currently stands at 90 per cent, which represents one of the highest rates in the world. This isn’t much of a surprise given that one newborn is taken away from his or her mother every day in Manitoba as a matter of course—the vast majority being Indigenous. They are not the only provinces implicated as Indigenous children in Ontario are 168 per cent more likely to be taken into care than white children.
I tend to tweet most articles about Canada and First Nations issues we follow, but here’s a post for Concurring Opinions collecting some of them together as an introduction for readers who are may be unfamiliar with the stories.