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Reaction pours in after BC overhauls child welfare laws to remove barriers for Indigenous people

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Reaction has been pouring in across the country after B.C. announced an overhaul to its child welfare program in order to give First Nations control over their children.

The changes will pave the way for Indigenous communities to provide their own child and family services and to keep Indigenous children safely connected to their cultures and communities. Despite being a small fraction of the population in B.C., Indigenous children make up the majority of children in foster care.

The move has been acclaimed by advocates as a positive step forward, with the hope other provinces will follow. It is happening as the federal government reckons with compensating families for policies found to be discriminatory.

Neetu Garcha takes a deeper look.

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