Children & Family Services In the News

In this section, you'll find links relevant to those interested current stories and news about First Nations Children and Family Services in Manitoba.

CBC News: We're separating babies from their teenage mothers in care, perpetuating a never-ending cycle

CBC News: We're separating babies from their teenage mothers in care, perpetuating a never-ending cycle

Teens who give birth in care are 11 times more likely to have their babies taken by child protection services

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CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

A provincial court judge has overturned a Ministry of Child and Family Development sanctioned apprehension and ordered an Indigenous mother to be reunited with her baby.

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First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

First Nations child welfare agencies in Manitoba have been quietly working with Ottawa and the province to bridge discriminatory funding gaps amid loud protests over a longstanding shortfall, the Free Press has learned.

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BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.

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CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, has been elected grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

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The Globe and Mail reports that Alberta's child-welfare system failed First Nations youth

The Globe and Mail reports that Alberta's child-welfare system failed First Nations youth

Three First Nations children who spent most of their lives in foster care but died after returning to their parents’ care were failed by the Alberta government, according to the province’s child and youth advocate.

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Program helps reunite families with kids

Program helps reunite families with kids

A pilot project aimed at reducing the rate of children being taken into foster care is continuing in a Manitoba First Nation after a significant number of families involved were reunited with their kids.

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CBC reports that Indigenous people have little faith in Manitoba's child-welfare system: poll

CBC reports that Indigenous people have little faith in Manitoba's child-welfare system: poll

Indigenous people in Manitoba overwhelmingly give the provincial government a failing grade when it comes to the child-welfare system. That's according to the results of a poll that asked First Nations and Métis in the province to also weigh in on issues like identity, education and racism.

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