Actions of MCFD – Cultural Genocide

This week Canadians saw media splashing of the Federal Government addressing the impacts of the 60s scoop of Indigenous children from across Canada. Sadly the media was not as accurate in their commentary as this is on First Nations children. Once again the Métis are left out.

There continues the cultural genocide in British Columbia with the case known as SS, a member of the BC Métis Federation community. The Province of British Columbia, through their legal actions led by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), have continued to dismiss the calls of our Métis community to return one of our Métis children known only as SS. In fact BC Métis Federation customary adoption family members had the adoption of SS sanctioned by the Northwest Territories Indigenous commissioner in 2017.

Instead of accepting this independent Indigenous commissioner’s recognition, MCFD and their legal team have used any legal tools possible to maintain their position.

As such this week the BC Métis Federation wrote a letter to the Indigenous commissioner in the hopes of supporting the case.

These actions are going to further erode the Métis culture of our Métis child. This is cultural genocide.

Click here to read the letter to the NWT Indigenous Commissioner.

One Response to Actions of MCFD – Cultural Genocide

  1. Sharon Eyford October 13, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    I watched APTN this past week, and they had a really good news brief on what was taking part

    in our Gov’t. re: Adoptions on Metis children and I was discussed with AGAIN our Metis children

    are being pushed aside and not really recognized as an indigenous peoples of Canda??? What

    are we then? Is there to be no recognition for any of us ??? First Nations are important, just

    like us THE METIS !!! I personally think, it is time to take this story out into the public domain

    and see what action we can get from the Gov’t now !!! This is outrageous and not to be

    tolerated!!! Woof !!! That felt better, for me anyway !!! Enough is Enough !!!

    Metis Elder

    see

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