FN Band Chief and parents need to be charged when little girl dies from cancer


The parents of a 10 year Native girl are willing to let their daughter die of leukemia and the New Credit First Nation are saying they will use violence in order to keep child services from apprehending her:

“They basically said she would have 100 per cent relapse and she would die if we discontinued chemotherapy. And that going the route of traditional medicine has zero per cent success rate,” said Sonya Sault.

“We’re not going to allow any other agency to come in and apprehend our children. We went through that in the ’40s and ’50s and we’re not going to allow that again,” said Chief Bryan Laforme.


The Saults said their community has also created a group called the “Makayla defence force,” a group of hundreds of community members ready to act if Children’s Aid attempts to apprehend her. (see here)

And the CBC journo Connie Walker apparently believes since it’s “traditional FN medicine” that this child has the right to choose:

Makayla Sault is only 10 years old, but has already had to make life and death decisions.

I’ve asked Walker flat-out if she supports this decision to allow Makayla to die and will update if she responds.

Tell me if this was a white Christian family, the CBC and the rest of the Media Party wouldn’t be screaming how insane these people were and equating them to Branch Davidians.

Update: Walker refuses to directly answer my question and repeatedly hides pretending to be non-biased:




4 Responses to “FN Band Chief and parents need to be charged when little girl dies from cancer”

  1. Liz J Says:

    Very disturbing. We also know our laws do not apply to Indians, just our money.

  2. Frances Says:

    Compare this to a case some years ago in Calgary where the girl was a Jehovah’s Witness and didn’t want blood transfusions. No hesitation there to force the girl (a teenager, as I remember) to have treatment, though she got handed back to the family right smartly when it was realized the treatments weren’t working.

  3. Harkov Says:

    New Credit First Nation

    Who is brave enough to go there?

  4. grandma lynda Says:

    I am a mother, grandmother and I would do everything and anything in my power to get treatment for my child.
    What are these people thinking of depriving a child of life?
    Even if the chemo did not work 100% if it prolonged her life long enough that some cure became available it would keep my child in my arms for a while longer.
    I would never bring politics into the mix. The help could come from white, black, jew or native. Anything and anyone would be welcome with open arms.

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