This CBC Vancouver series is examining the over-representation of Indigenous children in government care in British Columbia.
Emotional and psychological problems plagued her during pregnancy, but instead of getting help after her daughter was born, woman says she wasn't given a chance.
Emotional and psychological problems plagued a young mother during pregnancy, but instead of getting the help she needed after giving birth, she says she wasn't given a chance.
In British Columbia, where 57 per cent of apprehended newborns are Indigenous. By contrast, Indigenous children comprise less than 10 per cent of the province's population.
Numerous studies have concluded one of the key factors is intergenerational trauma experienced by Indigenous people. This trauma has created higher levels of poor mental health, addictions and poverty.