Native men want child welfare records released

Three Native men who were taken from their homes as children and place in group foster care are asking the government in Manitoba to release their records.

Dean Powderhorn, Brian Richards and Sam McGillivray never knew why they were place in care hundreds of miles away from their homes during the 1960s and 1970s. They say the witnessed and suffered abuse and were forced to do manual labor.

The men have formed a group called Warriors of the Lost Boys to advocate for Natives who were taken from their homes. The government says it will do what it can to help locate the records and figure out what happened.

Get the Story:
'Lost Boys' call for release of childhood records (CBC 5/17)

Earlier Stories:
Lost Boys retrace past (Grass Roots News 4/28)
Lost Boys become Warriors (Grass Roots News 4/4)
Lost Boys forge ahead in quest (Grass Roots News 4/11)