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I’m home’: Brothers separated by Sixties Scoop reunite after 50 years apart – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201912 Views

Nick Helliwell and Anthony Stonechild were separated when they were 2 and 4 respectively

Aug 07, 2019

It’s a reunion 50 years in the making.

Nick Helliwell was two years old when he and his four-year-old brother Anthony Stonechild were separated during the Sixties Scoop; when tens of thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were taken from their families and put in foster care or adopted, mostly into white families.

On Tuesday, they saw each other for the first time in 50 years at the Regina International Airport.

Helliwell watched in anticipation surrounded by his wife, older brother Henry Blair Pascal and grandchildren as people poured off the plane. Then, catching sight of Stonechild, he said quietly, “That’s him.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sixties-scoop-brothers-reunite-1.5237706

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