The Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents represents Foster Parents providing quality care for Aboriginal children in a nurturing, culturally appropriate environment. Becoming a member allows you the opportunity for resources, workshops, link with aboriginal communities, get updates on news that applies to Aboriginal foster families providing care, and discuss concerns or share success. To become a member click here
October 2nd-4th, 2008 is the “Honoring our Caregivers”-Workshops,
AGM and Gathering located in Penticton, BC.
For more information click here
We met with Sheila Ridden in the Okanagan this week.
We will be interviewing Sheila on the importance of
FAFP in October 2008.
In Winnipeg Manitoba we spent time with family, and met with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC Dene, Dakota, Cree, Oji-Cree, and Ojibway Nations, as embodied in the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood) planning for December 2008 Bandwagon trip. All interested participants for Dec.’08 trip please introduce yourself to us via email: email@example.com so we can plan to see you.
AFN Regional Chief Katherine Whitecloud, Trudy Lavallee and Kathi Avery Kinew shared their understanding of the aboriginal child welfar system and information on the recent AMC certified resolution which was passed regarding “Support for Compensation for Indigenous Children”
The Indian Residential School Compensation system does not include Indigenous children attending non recognized residential schools, foster homes and similar government and privately operated institutions; and
Indigenous children not attending recognized residential schools suffered similar abuses and were especially susceptible to slave labour; and
The AMC Chiefs-in-Assembly have been presented with documentation regarding abuse and suffering of the Stolen Children of Children’s Aid Society through Warriors of Lost Boys and Girls Survivors of Group Foster Care; and
Statistics reveal that the number of First Nation children in child welfare care across Canada since the 1960’s is three times the number of First Nation residential school attendees at the height of the residential school era.
For more details on what the AMC is doing visit: http://www.manitobachiefs.com/
You can also voice your thoughts on our facebook group “Fallen Feather Group”
Let’s all take steps toward resolution.