Poverty must stop being used as a political weapon to separate Indigenous families

The vast majority of cases where children are removed due to governmentally defined “neglect” is attributable to poverty. This is, of course, a situation that has been directly caused by colonisation, which forced us from our own country and subjected us to a foreign capitalist-driven existence without the ordinary privileges afforded to non-Indigenous people, such as the right to an income.

A better utilisation of resources could, of course, be the provision of transport to and from schools for children, medical and community support and the simple provision of affordable, nutritious groceries to rural and remote communities.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/26/poverty-must-stop-being-used-as-a-weapon-to-justify-separating-indigenous-families?

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