Native youth are three times more likely to experience foster care than their white peers. We must not only provide more culturally relevant support for Native youth in foster care, we must also acknowledge the historical and current reality of systemic racism and oppression that continues to disproportionately impact Indigenous communities. As we honor Indigenous People’s Day, we ask that you consider joining The Mockingbird Society and Ariel Metekingi from Te Roopu Awhina ki Porirua on October 15 at 7:20pm for this week’s episode of “Through the Lens of Lived Experience.” (via Amara)
Meet the speakers! Ariel Metekingi is a Caregiver and Program Manager with Te Roopu Awhina ki Porirua, an organization that provides integrated services for Maori families and children in Wellington, New Zealand. Join the call on Oct. 15 to learn why indigenous communities around the world are implementing MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ , and discover what power it holds for the future of culturally relevant foster care.
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