Death by Neglect
Kenneth Jackson, Cullen Crozier
Sacha Raven Bob’s short tragic life in care is at the heart of APTN’s Kenneth Jackson and Cullen Crozier’s searing investigation. Sacha lost two sisters to suicide within seven months. All were in the care of the same Ontario First Nations child welfare agency. But it is Sacha’s death report, plus interviews with sources — who risked their jobs and homes to speak up — which reveals how the system failed her. Within weeks of APTN’s broadcasts, investigations were launched into individual cases; families were reunited; new funding was announced for on-reserve child welfare; and a pandemic moratorium was imposed on Ontario youths aging out of care. As APTN shows, however, the humanitarian crisis continues unabated. There are more Indigenous children in care today than in Canada’s infamous residential school system at its height.