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Moe’s Sixties Scoop apology is meaningless if there is no change – CBC

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201971 Views

Premier made apology Monday in rotunda of Saskatchewan legislature

Jan 09, 2019

A quiet sadness visited me in the days leading up to Premier Scott Moe’s apology to Sixties Scoop survivors Monday.

I was aware of the absence of my two sisters and my brother, who all live too far away to have joined me in Regina to hear the apology.

I also thought about my late mother, Mary Jane Adam.

She brought four children into the world but never got to send any of us to our the first day of school, tuck us into bed with a kiss, receive crayon-coloured valentines, teach us to make bannock, watch us graduate or hold her newborn grandchildren.

Social workers decided that Mary Jane, like thousands of other Indigenous birth mothers of the Sixties Scoop, didn’t have what it took to be a mother.

My three siblings and I were apprehended and made permanent wards of the Minister.

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