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Category: Indigenous

Canada

Canada’s child welfare system needs to be torn down and rebuilt to end its anti-Indigenous racism, critics say

The overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian welfare system accelerated throughout the 1960s, as a result of the Sixties Scoop. This is where Indigenous children were ripped away from their homes and placed into the child welfare system. The goal was to assimilate Indigenous children by placing them into white homes.