Grand Chief ‘horrified’, as Alberta quietly allows organ harvesting from children who die in provincial care
- Category: Canadian Child Protection Services
- Created: Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:23
- Written by Brandi Morin - APTN National News
“Having just learned of this policy, I am horrified, appalled and, quite frankly, mad as hell that this is happening and that it has been working quietly in the background for so long,” said Courtoreille in a statement.
With an already high number of Aboriginal children in care, a 2013 investigation conducted by the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald revealed a startling trend in the deaths of children in care in Alberta. The investigation uncovered that while only nine per cent of Alberta children are Indigenous they accounted for 78 per cent of children who have died in foster care since 1999.