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New Government, Old Ways: Racism is STILL Killing Our People - Updated

"Millions promised for Indigenous kids is subsidizing mining companies, internal documents show". This was the headline on March 2, 2017 which made me and many other people very angry.

https://www.pressprogress.ca/millions_promised_for_indigenous_kids_is_subsidizing_mining_companies_internal_documents_show

First of all, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs can't be trusted to tell the truth and secondly, thousands  of First Nation children end up in foster care because instead of providing adequate funding for First Nations kids, our money goes to subsidize the mining industry. This makes me absolutely furious as there is no excuse for this. Dr. Cindy Blackstock already filed and won a human rights claim against Canada at the Canadian Human Rights Commission to prove Canada's discriminatory under-funding for First Nation kids in care.

http://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/127700/index.do

Then the tribunal actually had to direct Canada to comply wit…