Culturally attuned ways to address government over-involvement in the care of Indigenous children

Date

2019

Authors

Gray, Angie

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Publisher

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Abstract

Informed by colonial values, historical and contemporary policy and practice have resulted in the removal of many Indigenous children from their families, communities and cultures. A re-frame from ‘overrepresentation of Indigenous children’ to ‘government over-involvement’ is necessary in creating meaningful change in the child welfare system.

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Keywords

Indigenous child welfare, Sixties Scoop, Indigenous child protection, Indigenous apprehension, culture safety, Indigenous overrepresentation, Indigenous disproportionate representation, GS 505, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)

Citation

Gray, A. (2019). Culturally attuned ways to address government over-involvement in the care of Indigenous children. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.