Woman fasting to protest CFS decision to take grandson
A woman, who can’t be identified because her grandchild is in the care of Sagkeeng Child and Family Services, says she will fast until the child is returned.
She said her one and a half year old grandson was taken from her 17-year-old daughter after the girl missed a curfew in her group home.
"Even if she was 3 or 4 hours late, why take him?” she asked. “There's no drugs or alcohol or abuse."
The woman said she was not contacted before the child was placed in care.
According to the women, both she and her other daughter, who is 30-years-old, volunteered to provide a safe home for the child, but Sagkeeng CFS said no.
The woman says a previous file with CFS regarding an incident related to the family, but not perpetrated by a family member, is holding up the process.
The woman began a spiritual fast on Saturday to demand the return of her grandson to his family and bring awareness to the issue of children in care.
- with files from CTV's Meghan Roberts