CAS march

Little Current Children’s Aid Society protest and march on Manitoulin Island

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Location: Little Current’s Children’s Aid Society, Island Business Centre, 9050 Hwy 6, Current, Ontario P0P1K0 Map
Visit: Little Current Children’s Aid Protest & March Facebook event page.
Contact: Sudbury Manitoulin Children’s Aid Discussion Group

Members of Grass Roots Committee Ontario are rallying tomorrow at Little Current, Ontario, to bring attention to troubling issue surrounding the presence and implementation of Children’s Aid Society (CAS) policies.

It has issued a, “call out to all supporters, warriors, leadership and community members for accountability and changes to the subsequent attacks on the native women in this society. Namely, random mass murder of native women-582 murdered or missing.

In addition, we want CAS (Children’s Aid Society) off our communities and replaced by our own services as developed by our own people both on/off reserve level.

Lastly, we want all levels of leadership to investigate the justice systems where our people have come into contact with the judicial process. Do our First Nation leadership have control of these programs? We demand answers.”

Of the Grass Roots Committee Ontario, “We created this group to be pro active on child welfare matters. More specifically CAS issues. Secondly, we are part of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s scoop commonly known as ’60’s scoop’.

To date, the survivors have a lawsuit with the Attorney General of Canada. Mr Robert Commanda is one of the plaintiffs and he is attending the gatherings to bring awareness to community people about this issue (Robert heads the 60’s Scoop committee which is part of this grass roots initiative).

Lastly, we support and attend to rallies which are meant to bring accountability to CAS. These are peaceful rallies and we do not believe in violent confrontations.”

According to organizer John Fox, “we’re not Government funded nor do we accept funds from them. We totally rely on donations or the good will of our members/citizens to carry out what we need to do. Let’s end CAS corruption and the dictatorship and speak for the children.”

For more information on demanding accountability from the CAS and Ontario’s Bill 93 2008 (formerly Bill 88), please see:


Please note that the Grass Roots Committee Ontario is holding a peaceful march on justice and child welfare issues on Thursday November 25, 2010. Please see here for more information.

Krystalline Kraus

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