Home: The Story of Tikinagan Child and Family Services
The most effective way to destroy a people
is to steal their children. For decades, Native families and communities
have lost children to residential schools and non-native child
welfare systems. Coming Home explains how a large First
Nations child welfare agency in northwestern Ontario is empowering
Nishnawbe Aski families to keep their children at home and in
their communities and to recover their health and strength.
In the book
- a description of how Tikinagan Child and Family
Services has incorporated traditional practices, such as customary
care and community decision making, into a modern service model.
- disturbing accounts of suffering in a remote
part of affluent Ontario.
- examples of success in First Nations self-governance.
- recommendations for successful partnerships between
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, governments and organizations.
- Elders' accounts of traditional life and Native
people's perspectives on child welfare.
- 98 photographs, maps, charts, a sources listing
and an index.
For more, see
Trade paperback. ISNB-10: 0-9781591-0-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-9781591-0-8
Tikinagan Child and Family Services, 2006. 276 pp. Canada $29.95
Categories: Social Work, Aboriginal Social Work, Working with
Children and Families; Child Welfare and Child Welfare Policy,
" very powerful and moving."
Gary Cameron, Professor and Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child
and Family Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University