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article imageWahgoshig First Nation Chief bans provincial youth workers from entering reserve

By soome2000     Dec 13, 2006 in World
The chief of the Wahgoshig First Nation, near Timmins, Ontario, has banned the Timmins and District Children's Aid Society and provincial youth workers from entering the reserve.
"Wahgoshig First Nation issued a statement Friday announcing its intention to restrict Child and Family Services of Timmins and District, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and "any other representatives from the Ministry from entering the First Nation Territory or Wahgoshig First Nation for the purpose of performing business related to the provincial legislation known as the Child and Family Services Act."
Chief Babin accuses the outsiders of kidnapping their children and making money off them. Members of the community say the children are taken from their community, and are raised by non-Natives. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation supports the Wahgoshig community's decision to lock out the workers.
On CTV news Richard Lambert-Belanger, Executive Director Child and Family Services in Timmins said the allegations are not true and children have never been used to make money.
The Wahgoshing community believe the best solution is keeping Native children at home.