Oslo, 11 September 2013

Canadian documentary about child protection
 by Marianne Haslev Skånland

It is much the same around the world. Here is an informative video from Canada, especially directed as a warning to Asian communities in Canada:

Video documentary on the Child Protection Industry
youtube, 11 February, 2011

The video has very extensive and interesting documentation, some from Canada, some from the USA. It runs to 56 minutes.

Large numbers of cases are summarised, some with cover from news programs, and there are several interviews and pronouncements from people alarmed by current practices, the effects on the whole family and the tie-in with sums of money so huge that when terms like "industry", "racket", "corruption" appear they seem rather natural. Included are some interviews with social workers who have opposed horrible practices. What happens to them is much the same as what happens to families who dare to protest.

Most impressive is the talk by former senator Nancy Schaefer in Georgia (she later died, was maybe killed).


Here is the Government of Canada about the treatment of native Indian children:

11 June, 2008:
Canadian Prime Minister Harper: " - - Two primary objectives of the residential school system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their home, families, traditions and cultures ... to kill the Indian in the child. Today we recognise that this policy of assimilation was wrong, has caused great harm, and has no place in our country. The Government of Canada built an educational system in which very young children were often forcibly removed from their homes, often taken far from their communities. Many were inadequately fed, clothed and housed. All were deprived of the care and nurturing of their parents, grandparents and communities. ... native languages and cultural practices were prohibited in these schools.

Tragically, some of these children died while attending residential schools, and others never returned home. The Government now recognises that the consequences of the Indian residential schools policy were profoundly negative and that this policy has had a lasting damaging impact on aboriginal culture, heritage and language.

While some former students have spoken positively about their experiences at residential schools, these stories are far overshadowed by tragic accounts of the emotional, physical and sexual abuse and neglect of helpless children and their separation from powerless families and communities.

It has taken extraordinary courage for the thousands of survivors that have come forward to speak publicly about the abuse they suffered. It is a testament to their resilience as individuals and to the strengths of their cultures. Regrettably, many former students are not with us - not with us today, and died not never having received a [formal ?] apology from the Government of Canada.


There are some short texts while the video of the prime minister is running:

Isolation and neglect are often used an excuse for state intervention. Ironically, children in state care are a lot more susceptible to isolation, neglect, abuse and suicide.
Modern "child protection" creates the same atrocities to children and families.