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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