Investigation in horrific abuse case must be Indigenous led, child welfare leaders tell `B.C.’

 By Anna McKenzie  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter IContent warning: This story contains details about the child “welfare” system that many will find distressing or triggering. Please look after your spirit and read with care. Indigenous child welfare leaders are calling on the province to ensure any investigation into the death or abuse of a First Nations, Metis or Inuit child in “care” is led or co-led by Indigenous people. The Indigenous Child and Family Services (ICFS) Directors have penned an open letter to Premier David Eby and Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Minister Mitzi Dean, setting out a list of five recommendations for “immediate measures” they say must be taken in the wake of a horrific abuse case involving two Indigenous children in “Lake Errock.” Two foster parents,…

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