Talk of Alaska: Breaking the cycle of removal for Black and Indigenous children

Alaska Native and Black children are significantly overrepresented in our state’s foster care system. A recent study found they make up 65% of those in foster homes. We’ll speak to the researchers investigating these disparities about the history behind them and their ideas for reform and solutions moving forward.

Listen:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, study co-author & assistant professor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Yvonne Chase, study co-author & associate professor, University of Alaska Anchorage

LINKS & RESOURCES:

“A Connectedness Framework: Breaking the Cycle of Child Removal for Black and Indigenous Children”

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Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.