Renewed Calls for Indigenous Oversight in Child Welfare Cases as Changes Slow at Ministry

Katie DeRosa - Vancouver Sun

First Nations child welfare advocates are urging the province to bring in Indigenous oversight following the 2021 death of an 11-year-old boy and the abuse of his eight-year-old sister while in foster care.

But nine months after the province passed legislation to let Indigenous communities to establish their own child-welfare systems, the Ministry of Children and Families has not hired the director of Indigenous child welfare who is to be responsible for overseeing that process.