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BC RCY: Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

BC RCY: Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces

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In July 2008, the 31⁄2-year-old Aboriginal girl was removed from the home of her grandfather in a small Saskatchewan First Nations community after concerned citizens reported suspicions of physical and emotional abuse and neglect of the child . The girl had been confined to a dark furnace room in the basement of the home, separated from the other children living there . She was severely emaciated, suffering from malnutrition as well as a number of injuries including an untreated fracture of the clavicle, bruising and scars on her head .
In July 2008, the 31⁄2-year-old Aboriginal girl was removed from the home of her grandfather in a small Saskatchewan First Nations community after concerned citizens reported suspicions of physical and emotional abuse and neglect of the child . The girl had been confined to a dark furnace room in the basement of the home, separated from the other children living there . She was severely emaciated, suffering from malnutrition as well as a number of injuries including an untreated fracture of the clavicle, bruising and scars on her head .

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Published by: BC Teacher Info on Sep 18, 2013
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September 2013
A Special Report
Out of Sight: 
How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces 
 
September 17, 2013The Honourable Linda ReidSpeaker of the Legislative AssemblySuite 207, Parliament Buildings Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4Dear Ms. Speaker,I have the honour of submitting this report,
Out of Sight: How One Aboriginal Child’s Best Interests Were Lost Between Two Provinces 
, to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.This report is prepared in accordance with Section 20 of the
Representative for Childrenand Youth Act 
, which states that the Representative may make a special report to theLegislative Assembly if she considers it necessary to do so.Sincerely,Mary Ellen Turpel-LafondRepresentative for Children and Youthpc: Ms. Jane ThornthwaiteChair, Select Standing Committee on Children and YouthMr. Craig JamesClerk of the Legislative Assembly

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