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West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report


This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of government care. The report identifies three themes that underlie promising practices: Indigenous approaches to child welfare, community-based supports, and self-determination.