Canada election: Advocates hope for change to Indigenous child welfare system

The revealing of hundreds of unmarked graves near former residential school sites this year prompted a national reckoning, but separating Indigenous children from their home communities and families is not just a part of Canada’s painful past. There are more Indigenous children in the child welfare system today than at the height of residential schools. Heather Yourex-West looks at the deaths of seven children in Alberta, and why advocates hope the federal election will finally lead to change.

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