Number of Aboriginal children in care a ‘national disaster’ :APTN Report on Number of Native Kids in Care in Canada
The numbers are mind boggling, to say the least. Here.
Over 5,000 Aboriginal children are in care of the province of Alberta. They represent nearly 70 percent of kids.
The number grows to 5,600 Aboriginal children in Saskatchewan or 83 percent of all kids in care.
But it’s Manitoba that has the highest numbers.
More than 10,000 Aboriginal children, 87 percent, are under the care of the province.
*****2014: Church leaders admit to knowing about scheme in which single mothers were pressured to give up their newborns for adoption (in Chile, South America)