Help us raise $25,000 so we can continue covering issues like Birth Alerts

In 2021, we broke the story on how the ‘B.C.’ government acknowledged birth alerts were ‘illegal and unconstitutional’. Indiginews has continued to report on this important issue. We need your help to continue to hold ‘Canadian’ governments accountable for separating Indigenous families, continuing a legacy of colonialism.

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Anna McKenzie poses in an IndigiNews t-shirt that has the words, "Decolonize the media" on it while holding her child, whose face is turned away.

We just want to know what happened to our children.

So far, because of our reporting:

  • A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of families in ‘British Columbia’ that have experienced a birth alert without their knowledge or consent;
  • Other provinces across ‘Canada’ have ended the practice of birth alerts because of our reporting;
  • On June 12 and 13, the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is taking the Information and Privacy Commissioner for ‘B.C’ and IndigiNews to the B.C Supreme Court in an effort to keep documents redacted

Our supporters made this possible. Your contributions help compensate our storytellers, cover our legal fees, and pay to file Freedom of Information requests.

But we’re nowhere close to getting the answers we need.

We are going to court because we want MFCD to release all information around birth alerts. We believe it is in the public interest.

There are so many unanswered questions:

  • Between 2018 and 2019, almost 450 life givers were victims of birth alerts. Of that number, 58% were Indigenous families. Do they know what happened to them?
  • What about before 2018 – how many families lost their children to this unlawful practice?
  • Is there clear documentation on how this practice was carried out?
  • When is the province going to apologize for what they’ve done to families?

Will you help us raise $25,000 so we can continue to hold ‘Canadian’ governments accountable for the mistreatment of families?

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