Custody battle over newborn seized from Winnipeg hospital pushed to March
The video of the infant was broadcast live on Facebook by the woman’s uncle in January, and First Nations leaders have said it shows a child-welfare system biased against Indigenous people. The family cannot be identified under Manitoba law.
At a child protection hearing Wednesday, the case was moved forward to an intake court, where a judge will get more information from the parents and hopefully find a resolution.
Last week, court heard a man had came forward saying he was the father of the baby girl.
Statistics from the Manitoba government show that newborn apprehensions occur, on average, about once a day and that about 90 per cent of kids in care are Indigenous.
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