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‘NO GO’ Zones On B.C. Reserves’


“B.C.’s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, said she estimates there are about 25 of B.C.’s 203 ‘First Nations’ who have so-called ‘no-go zones’ on their reserves, in attempts to prevent visits from social workers.”ERBLNoGoZonesOnB.C.Reserves800x800FB‘Social workers left girl at risk in ‘no-go zone’

“A vulnerable aboriginal girl was left at risk because social workers were afraid to visit a ‘First Nations’ reserve where they had been previously threatened with a knife and a gun…

“The 14-year-old girl lived with a sometimes-violent, mentally ill mother, suffered physical and emotional abuse, and was likely sexually assaulted by at least two people in her community before taking her own life…the report said.

“B.C.’s representative for children and youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, said the social workers {afraid of aboriginal violence} effectively turned the reserve into a “no-go zone” that prevented them from protecting children in dangerous situations. Continue reading ‘NO GO’ Zones On B.C. Reserves’

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