Reconciliation is an important theme in Aboriginal child welfare related to policies and practices of assimilation such as those enabling residential schools, and the mass removal of Aboriginal children from their families and communities termed the sixties scoop the effects of which are still impacting Aboriginal communities.  Reconciliation engages both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in a process of truth-telling that acknowledges the past and promotes healing and restoration in order to achieve better outcomes for Aboriginal children, youth, and families.

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