SS Now in Ontario – Support for Métis Foster Family

 

Friday, September 30th, 2016

For Immediate Release                                                          Via email and BCMF website 

SS Now in Ontario – Support for Métis Foster Family 

Vancouver, BC – BC Métis Federation is reporting that one of our members of our Métis community has been moved to Ontario despite calls to the Provincial Government yesterday.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) continued with their plans to move Métis foster child SS from her Métis home in on Vancouver Island, British Columbia to live in a non-Métis home in Ontario yesterday. MCFD made no attempt to allow our Métis members/culturally adoptive family to say good bye to SS. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry stated, “This is deeply disappointing and very saddening. I cannot believe this actually was allowed to carry forward. We know today that the alleged Métis cultural plan was not accurate and still the system failed our Métis child.”

BC Métis Federation President Henry added, “This situation now leaves more scars and several new victims. Our Métis family is deeply hurting and we must all do what we can to care for the custom adoption family of LM and RS for the years of love, care, and compassion they have shown with SS.” BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded, “Tonight I only hope and pray for SS to know she will always be loved in her Métis community in BC. We are going to fight to bring SS home, back to our community and I hope our members and friends will send the template letter we have put together to Premier Clark. We need to do what we can to bring SS home.” BC Métis Federation has posted the template letter here. We encourage all members and friends to send their support #bringsshome. For more information about the BC Métis Federation go to www.bcmetis.com.

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Media Inquiries:
Keith Henry, President
BC Métis Federation
#300-3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
Office 1-604-638-7220
Cell 1-778-388-5013
Email k.henry@bcmetis.com 

You can follow BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry on twitter @keithhenryMetis
You can follow BC Métis Federation on twitter @BCMétis

Click here to download this press release in PDF format.

3 Responses to SS Now in Ontario – Support for Métis Foster Family

  1. Jennifer and Earl Spence October 1, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Hello
    We are deeply disappointed the dear little girl from he only family! It is a very cruel thing to do!

  2. Sharon Eyford October 2, 2016 at 12:45 am #

    Well, they did what they said they would—come hell or high water–they did it. I hope they all

    feel very self righteous now. I wonder how they can sleep at night, look their neighbors in the

    eye and feel very smug that they carried through what they needed to do–no matter what the

    consequences might be. I always was under the estimation that people used their brains and

    their hearts to accomplish a better life for those poor unfortunate people they come into

    contact with–God help that no other children with be put through this excruciating, sinful,

    arrangement ever again !!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME !!!!!!

  3. Megan October 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    Give the little girl back to them!

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