‘One kind of abuse and trauma to another’: Indigenous person speaks on child welfare system – Global News

October 14, 2022

An Indigenous person who was raised in the foster care system is telling their story in the hopes of raising awareness of what is still happening to Indigenous children.

They say it’s a cycle of trauma they don’t want happening to others.

“It just went from one kind of abuse and trauma to another,” says Jay Hummingbird, a First Nations Mohawk who was raised in the foster system.

A Grade 9 photo is one of the two-spirit Mohawk’s only childhood mementos from being raised in the foster care system — a system, they say, failed them.

“You take me from my mom, and put me with my aunt, who is worse,” says Hummingbird.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9197619/indigenous-person-speaks-child-welfare-system/

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