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On eve of emergency meeting everyone agrees child welfare system is in crisis



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It’s a humanitarian crisis.

That’s the focus of a two-day ‘emergency meeting’ on child welfare in Ottawa happening Thursday and Friday.

The child welfare system needs to be fixed, especially in places like Manitoba where nearly 11,000 children are in care, 89 per cent of them are Indigenous youth.

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Family Advocate Cora Morgan, Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak President, Melanie Omeniho, and grandmother Chickadee Richard join host Dennis Ward live in Ottawa to put the child welfare system In Focus.


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