Tag: Sixties Scoop
The premature passing of an acclaimed writer, the uprising of Native nations in Washington, and other events in Indian country the week of March 19, 2017.
Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese, onetime ICMN contributor and prolific writer, died at his home on March 10, 2017, at age 61.
Indian country wins: Northern Cree wows the Grammys, uranium cleanup commences on the Navajo Nation, and SIxties Scoop children validated.
Surviving adoptees of the Sixties Scoop rejoiced at a verdict in their favor in Superior Court in Ottawa; the $1.3 billion class-action suit has implications elsewhere.
The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, January 8, 2017, included New Year's resolutions, and Trump's evolving administration.
Many of the now-grown, 20,000 indigenous children ripped from their families during the Canadian government's Sixties Scoop want redress for their loss of cultural identity.
Parents and adoptees alike have mixed feelings about the Sixties Scoop, which removed about 20,000 children from aboriginal homes in Canada from the 1960s through '80s.
Watching two Native academics come to a consensus about Andrea Smith is like watching two eagles fight. No, wait, I mean egos. After Andrea Smith was outed for the second time as being non-Native, several Native academics leapt to save her from scrutiny. “Focus on more positive things,” said...
Mary Annette Pember
The road to healing the intergenerational trauma wrought by residential schools in Canada and beyond is long and arduous, but it is happening.
A Métis adoptee now living in England is crowdfunding so he can travel to Canada to meet his 11 siblings, also affected by the Sixties Scoop.
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