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I trusted them with my son’: Mother of Indigenous teen who died in B.C. group home speaks out for first time – CBC

Oct 22, 2020

Ministry of Children and Families says it cannot comment because of the election

Samantha Chalifoux carries a bouquet of fresh flowers and lays them on a memorial in front of the group home where her son Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais died.

“I’m not dealing with it well at all,” she says.

Her 17-year-old Cree son died in a government-run Abbotsford, B.C., group home on Sept. 14, but his body was not found until four days later.

She said she visits the memorial to feel closer to him.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mother-indigenous-teen-died-bc-group-home-speaks-out-1.5771700

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