Brielle Morgan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Brielle is a white, cisgender woman, a mama and a journalist who’s passionate about sharing power and working with community members to report on the so-called child-welfare system. She lives on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ nations.
‘Ideally, he would be charged for every single account of child abuse that’s happened,’ says Alex, an Indigenous youth who says they were in Saunders’ care when he was employed by the B.C. government as a social worker.
Eight years after her son was apprehended at a Calgary hospital, this mom says she lives with severe anxiety, nightmares, intense flashbacks and questions about why her family was separated instead of supported.