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Outraged Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties from the Penticton Indian Band to call Ministry Child & Family Development to Account

October 13th, 2017

Penticton BC – The Penticton Indian Band community members call for the Ministry of Children and Families to recognize and respect the fundamental human Rights of Penticton Indian Band Children and Families. Generations of failed policies and systems have harmed our families and continue to erode critical relationships between MCFD and the Penticton Indian Band community.

Past partnerships have shown successes can be achieved in the overrepresentation of our children involved in the child welfare system. There are good people on both sides that wish to work towards healthy community. The oppressive, overly paternalistic system is where the biggest change needs to be.

The Penticton Indian Band community will not tolerate any further attendance to our lands by MCFD officials to apprehend our children without our informed consent and full participation. MCFD has got to realize what we employ skilled staff and have concerned and involved families who are able to assess and deal with risk and offer strength based solutions.

Respect must be fully accorded to our fundamental legal and human rights in regard to our jurisdiction over our Children & Families.

March to MCFD Office

Date:              Friday October 13, 2017

Time:              9:30 to 11:00

Location         Green Mountain Road Bridge to Plaza and back


Inez Pierre, Grandmother

Tel: (250) 328-0172