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New Saskatchewan ’60s scoop organization invites participation – StarPhoenix
by ahnationtalk onDecember 7, 201713 Views
December 6, 2017
A newly formed Saskatchewan advocacy group wants Indigenous people throughout the province who were placed in foster or adoptive homes to join and make their voices heard.
An ad hoc group of about 25 Indigenous former foster children and adoptees from around the province met in Saskatoon this week to begin the process of incorporating as a non-profit society.
Robert Doucette and Melissa Hendryk were chosen as co-chairs of a seven-person board that will lead the establishment of the group, which aims to represent their shared interests to the federal and provincial government.
The group is concerned that an agreement in principle, announced in October by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, was arrived at without participation of the people it is intended to compensate, Doucette said.