Nothing For Us Without Us: Sixties Scoop Generation Once Again Victimized

By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk In April of this past year a group of Akwesasne Mohawks who were of the Sixties Scoop generation in Canada had our one and only meeting with an attorney representing the lead plaintiff in the litigation against Canada for forcibly removing us from our homes and, without the consent of our families or councils, placed in non-Native foster homes. We were informed that upwards of 100 Mohawk children from Akwesasne were taken each year from the community over a 20 year period (1966-1986) but that the specific number was unknown since the federal and provincial governments either destroyed or misplaced our records. We were told that the Canadian federal government did not contest a $1.3 billion dollar judgment and that we could expect a minimum…

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