Quebec names ex-journalist to help Indigenous families find answers on missing kids – Global News

Quebec names ex-journalist to help Indigenous families find answers on missing kids – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202117 Views

June 9, 2021

Ex-journalist Anne Panasuk says it was important to get approval from elders before she accepted a job offer from the Quebec government to help implement a law aimed at helping Indigenous families find missing children.

“If families were OK with it, I was going to move forward, but I wanted to make sure they were comfortable with the law first,” Panasuk said about Bill 79, which was adopted in June. The law allows Indigenous families to obtain information on the disappearance or death of children admitted into a health or social services institution in the province before December 1992.

“They told me to go for it,” she said in an interview Wednesday. “And then I couldn’t refuse.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7935424/quebec-bill-79-to-help-indigenous-families-find-answers-on-missing-kids/

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