‘Indigenous practice is prevention’ when caring for youth in foster care
It was scary for Victoria Oscar and her brother to leave their family home in Kyuquot Sound and enter the foster care system.
From age two to 16 Oscar and her brother were in and out of foster care, living in Campbell River, Zeballos, Alert Bay and Kyuquot, among other places. When they entered the foster care system, they arrived with only what they could carry, said Oscar.
Over the course of a year when Oscar was a teenager, they were waiting for “approval” to live with her grandfather, though soon after they were in his care, he passed away.