Justice for Sixties Scoop victims

It has been a long road for Sixties Scoop victims. Eight years of legal battles to convince the federal government to do the right thing and provide compensation for children ripped from their families during Canada’s years of eradicating “Indian” culture language and eventually the presence as the owners of the lands that would form Canada. Last week the federal government reached an agreement in principle to pay up to $750 million to Indigenous survivors of the “Sixties Scoop.” With the closing of the residential schools next came the Sixties Scoop that from 1965 to 1984, attempted to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children by taking them from their homes, their families, their communities. They wer placed in foster homes or adoptions. They lost their language and culture and to ensure they…

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