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Sixties Scoop survivors share their stories with Saskatchewan government – Globalnews.ca
by ahnationtalk onNovember 5, 201819 Views
November 4, 2018
The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society is making its way across Saskatchewan this fall and was in Saskatoon on Saturday.
A non-profit society formed by a group of First Nations, Metis and non-status individuals, Sixties Scoop survivors had the opportunity to share their stories with members of the Saskatchewan government.
“The Sixties Scoop era was a time where Indigenous children were apprehended either from their reserves or apprehended in the city centres,” said Rob Belanger of Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan.
“It has impacted our people greatly as far as separating the child from the family.”
The society provided sharing circles over the weekend to encourage substantive and respectful conversations.