After browsing the time line and watching the short film, read the “Calls to Action” and identify sections that articulate child welfare and education responses.
According to the Calls to Action:
1. How will the number of children in care be reduced? Discuss.
2. What education strategies and actions are needed?
3. Who is responsible for these actions?
1. In order to reduce the children in care, the following steps should be taken;
i) Appropriate monitoring as well as assessment of neglected investigations.
ii) Adequate resources must be provided in order to enable the aboriginal child fare organization and communities so that they can keep the aboriginal family together where it is safe to do so (Goodman et al., 2017).
iii) It should be ensured that the social workers as well as the others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated as well as trained.
2. i) The federal government of Canada needs to be called upon in order to develop an joint strategy so that educational as well as employment gaps can be eradicated.
ii) An culturally appropriate curriculum needs to be developed.
iii) The right to the aboriginal language should be protected and teaching of Aboriginal language as a credit course should be included.
iv) Parents should be enabled to fully participate in the education of their children.
v) Federal government should provide adequate funding to end the backlogging o the students who seek post secondary education (Denis, 2015).
vi) In order to develop their healthcare facilities and establish measurable goals to identify as well as close the gaps associated with their health, actions should be taken by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
3. The organization that is responsible for the above mentioned action includes the federal provincial, territorial government of Canada s well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Denis, J. S. (2015). Contact theory in a small-town settler-colonial context: The reproduction of laissez-faire racism in Indigenous-white Canadian relations. American Sociological Review, 80(1), 218-242.
Goodman, A., Fleming, K., Markwick, N., Morrison, T., Lagimodiere, L., Kerr, T., & Society, W. A. H. R. (2017). “They treated me like crap and I know it was because I was Native”: the healthcare experiences of Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver's inner city. Social Science & Medicine, 178, 87-94.