FSIN calls for immediate action on adoption of First Nations children – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2019171 Views

The FSIN is calling for an immediate moratorium on provincial adoptions of First Nations children into non-First Nations homes.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is calling for an immediate moratorium on provincial adoptions of First Nations children into non-First Nations homes.

The request came in the form of a news release issued Monday in response to Premier Scott Moe’s apology for Saskatchewan’s role in Indigenous children being seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s and lasting until the late 1980s. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron, who was not present for Moe’s apology at the Legislative Building, has requested to have compensation attached to an apology, but the Sask. Party has long stated it would not do so.

“Our First Nations children are still being ripped away from their families, communities and culture. This needs to stop immediately. This apology is empty if it is not followed through with action,” Cameron said in the release.

While the FSIN, which represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan, acknowledged and welcomed the government’s apology as “a good start,” FSIN vice-chief David Pratt said the current social services system “continues to fail our children.” Pratt called for “immediate reforms that will place jurisdiction and accountability into our First Nations communities.”

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