Spike in deaths, majority Indigenous children, reported to Saskatchewan child advocate: report – Globalnews.ca

Spike in deaths, majority Indigenous children, reported to Saskatchewan child advocate: report – Globalnews.ca

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April 30, 2020

There was a significant increase in the number of deaths reported to Saskatchewan’s child advocate last year, the majority of them Indigenous children.

In 2019, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth was notified of 34 deaths — up from an average of 21 deaths over the last five years, according to the office’s annual report.

Of those 34 deaths, 29 are First Nations and Métis children.

Child advocate Lisa Broda said those numbers are a reflection of the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/6890861/deaths-indigenous-children-saskatchewan-child-advocate/

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