Canada’s indigenous try to break vicious cycle tearing families apart

This article from the Christian Science Monitor explores the history of child removals and family separations of Indigenous families in Canada, and what Indigenous communities are doing now to break the cycle. "Traumas from assimilation policies from the 19th and 20th centuries have generated a lasting vicious cycle: Generational issues often see indigenous children born into more precarious family lives, yet those families become victims of a child-welfare system built on centuries of stigma and bias," says the article. Indigenous children are overrepresented in the Canadian child welfare system as a result. "They are taking action now, helping to reclaim traditional cultural and family practices to try to break the cycle."