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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.

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