Thursday, March 8, 2018


  Calgary Herald:  More than a week after the federal budget, there are few details on what a $1.4-billion federal funding promise to help Indigenous children in care means for Alberta, with no word on how much of that money will be spent here over the next five years.
   Around 70 per cent of children in Alberta’s welfare system are Indigenous, making up a disproportionate number of the more than 10,000 children receiving services.
  “I bang my head against the wall; what’s going on?” Donald Langford, executive director of the M├ętis Child and Family Services Society, said Tuesday. “When I started 20 years ago, only 42 per cent of kids in care were Indigenous.”

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