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Sask. man files human rights complaint over Métis exclusion from Sixties Scoop settlement

A Métis man from Saskatchewan has filed a human rights complaint against Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, saying she discriminated against Métis people by failing to include them in a $800-million class-action settlement over the Sixties Scoop.

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11/19/2017

article Woman finds her 3 siblings, separated by Sixties Scoop, in documentary airing on CBC
(Saskatchewan) -- The woman at the centre of a film about four siblings' reunion after being split up as children as part of the Sixties Scoop, says she hopes it...

11/15/2017

article Sask. government should pay $200M in compensation to Sixties Scoop survivors, says FSIN
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants financial compensation for survivors of the Sixties Scoop attached to an apology from the...

11/14/2017

article Sask. man files human rights complaint over Métis exclusion from Sixties Scoop settlement
(Saskatchewan) -- A Métis man from Saskatchewan has filed a human rights complaint against Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett,...
article 'Create some good': Sixties Scoop adoptee mapping out Indigenous movements
(Ottawa) -- Colleen Cardinal was just a baby when she and her older sisters were removed from their home in Edmonton and adopted by another family thousands of...
article Indigenous play on Sixties Scoop gets another run in Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- Two decades after its first B.C. run, Only Drunks and Children Tell The Truth returns to Vancouver. Written by Indigenous playwright, Drew Hayden...

10/30/2017

article 'I am found' Sixties Scoop victim reunites with biological family after a life long absence
(Ontario) -- Kevin Broadbent is going back home – for what really is the first time in his life. The 41-year-old London, Ont. man is moving to his home reserve of...
article Man takes out ads in 110 papers to search for brother he didn't know existed
(Calgary) -- A B.C. man has taken out ads in 110 community newspapers in Alberta and N.W.T. to try to find a brother he never knew he had — after discovering his...

10/15/2017

article 'I feel betrayed by Minister Bennett,' says former Sask. Métis leader of Sixties Scoop settlement
(Saskatchewan) -- The former president of the Métis Nation - Saskatchewan says he wants Métis people to be included in the federal government's apology to, and...

10/11/2017

article Sixties Scoop continues: Advocates say B.C.'s child welfare system plagued by racial inequity
(British Columbia) -- Eric Stewart's Nisga'a life was not just uprooted by the Sixties Scoop, it was nearly destroyed. "I would lie to family and friends...

10/10/2017

article The Métis complained of having been excluded from the agreement
(Ottawa) -- An association dedicated to the defence of the interests of aboriginal children victims of the roundup of the 1960s denounced the agreement last Friday with...

10/7/2017

article Métis still fighting for Sixties Scoop compensation after being left out of federal agreement
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba Métis man who was taken from his family at the age of five says he's going to keep fighting for compensation after Métis people were left...

10/6/2017

article Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop
(Canada) -- The Canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop worth some $800 million, Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister...
article Sixties Scoop compensation excludes Métis, non-status Indigenous Peoples
(Canada) -- An agreement in principle to directly compensate Sixties Scoop survivors has been reached between the federal government and the plaintiffs in a class-action...
article Sixties Scoop settlement the latest involving Canadian Indigenous people
(Canada) -- The $800-million proposed agreement with Sixties Scoop survivors that was announced by the federal government on Friday isn't the first aiming to...
article Sixties Scoop survivors say $800M proposed settlement won't heal their wounds
(Canada) -- Sixties Scoop survivors say that while they're grateful a proposed settlement has been reached between Indigenous victims and the Canadian government,...

10/5/2017

article Feds to announce payout of up to $800M to Indigenous victims of ’60s Scoop
(Ontario) -- The federal government has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to survivors of the ’60s Scoop for the harm suffered by Indigenous children...
article Ottawa to announce $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop
(Ottawa) -- Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will announce an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop tomorrow, CBC News has...

9/4/2017

article Should more governments apologize for the 60s Scoop?
(Canada) -- From the 1960s to the early 1980s, social workers across Canada removed at least 20,000 Indigenous children from their homes and placed them in foster or...

7/5/2017

article 'We finally found one another': Man sent to New Zealand in Sixties Scoop connects with Winnipeg family
(Manitoba) -- Brent Mitchell says he immediately recognized his brother and sister when he walked through the international arrivals gate at the Winnipeg airport, even...

6/16/2017

article Minister says damages for 60’s Scoop will be dealt with on case by case basis
(Ontario) -- Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett told the House of Commons Thursday that the damages awarded to Ontario 60’s scoop...

6/14/2017

article Sixties Scoop survivors pressure Alberta to move forward with apology
(Alberta) -- A smudge, prayer and singing of an honour song on the steps of the Alberta Legislative Building on Wednesday morning were held by members of the newly...

4/27/2017

article My son asked me a question—and I felt the pain of the ’60s Scoop again
(Canada) -- When I was 14, my adoptive mother asked me if I wanted to find my birth parents. I wonder now what the cost of that question was for her.

3/28/2017

article Alberta poised to apologize to Sixties Scoop survivors
(Alberta) -- Alberta could become the second province to apologize to the Indigenous families broken up in the Sixties Scoop. In the 1960s, and for 20 years thereafter,...
article Sixties Scoop survivors meeting with Alberta minister to urge apology for apprehended children
(Alberta) -- Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan is meeting Tuesday afternoon with survivors of the Sixties Scoop to discuss what type of apology would...

3/14/2017

article Wildrose to press Alberta Premier for apology to Sixties Scoop survivors
(Alberta) -- Survivors of the Sixties Scoop will gather at the Alberta Legislature on March 16 to hear the response from the Premier when she is asked to deliver an...

3/12/2017

article 60s Scoop survivor reconnects with Indigenous culture after 5 decades away
(Ottawa) -- A Sixties Scoop survivor who returned to Canada for the first time after more than five decades in New Zealand says it's been "absolutely amazing...

3/10/2017

article 60s Scoop survivor reconnects with Indigenous culture after 5 decades away
(Ottawa) -- A Sixties Scoop survivor who returned to Canada for the first time after more than five decades in New Zealand says it's been "absolutely amazing...

3/6/2017

article Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision
(New York) -- On February 14, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba made a historic ruling by holding Canada responsible for the pain and suffering endured by...

3/5/2017

article 60s Scoop survivor returns to Canada for the first time
(Ottawa) -- After more than five decades, a man who was sent from Manitoba to New Zealand as a boy in the Sixties Scoop has returned to Canada for the first time. Brent...

3/3/2017

article New Sixties Scoop proposed class action lawsuit filed in Federal Court
(Canada) -- Yet another proposed class action related to the Sixties Scoop alleges the federal government was negligent in allowing Indigenous children to lose their...

2/26/2017

article Alberta 60s Scoop survivor shipped to the U.S. hopes settlement is on the horizon
(Alberta) -- In 2015, APTN told you the story of Orland Alexis, a 60s Scoop survivor in Alberta. He was taken from his parents at birth and sent to the United States.

2/25/2017

article Identity, belonging, purpose, key to kids well-being, says Sixties Scoop survivor
(Ontario) -- The woman who led thousands of Indigenous adoptees to a hard-won victory in the Sixties Scoop lawsuit says she could not have done it if she had not...

2/24/2017

article 60s Scoop survivors speak out in Québec
(Quebec) -- The walls of Nakuset’s home are mostly devoted to her children. Walking down the hallway, she passes drawings and merit awards from elementary school...

2/22/2017

article Identity, belonging, purpose, key to kids well-being, says Sixties Scoop survivor
(Canada) -- The woman who led thousands of Indigenous adoptees to a hard-won victory in the Sixties Scoop lawsuit says she could not have done it if she had not...

2/18/2017

article How a Sixties Scoop survivor fought for justice and found her family again
(Ontario) -- Marcia Brown Martel was taken away as a child by a policy that separated Indigenous children in Ontario from their families. Now a chief in her community,...

2/17/2017

article Sixties Scoop Adoptees Win in Court
(Ontario) -- Visibly moved, Beaverhouse First Nation Chief Marcia Brown Martel stood before a room full of press and well wishers on Valentine’s Day and gave...

2/16/2017

article 'We want to fix this': Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Sixties Scoop ruling
(Ontario) -- On Feb. 14 — after an eight-year legal battle — an Ontario Supreme Court judge ruled the government violated its "duty to care" when...
article 'You rarely get that kind of acknowledgment': Montreal Sixties Scoop survivor moved to tears by court ruling
(Ontario) -- When the news came down that an Ontario Superior Court judge had ruled in favour of Sixties Scoop survivors, it moved Nakuset to tears.
article Sixties Scoop ruling could cost federal government over $1 billion
(Ontario) -- A dark chapter in Canada’s past may end up costing present-day taxpayers over $1 billion as the government makes amends for what some have deemed...

2/15/2017

article 'We want to fix this': Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Sixties Scoop ruling
(Canada) -- On Feb. 14 — after an eight-year legal battle — an Ontario Supreme Court judge ruled the government violated its "duty to care" when it...

2/14/2017

article 'It's a vindication': Sask. survivor welcomes Sixties Scoop ruling
(Ontario) -- A Saskatchewan woman is ecstatic about Tuesday's landmark court ruling on the Sixties scoop, calling it a powerful indictment of the federal government...
article Canadian judge rules in favor of forcibly adopted First Nations survivors
(Ontario) -- After a bitter legal battle that has lasted nearly a decade, a Canadian judge has ruled that the government is liable for the harm inflicted on thousands of...
article Judge rules in favour of Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop
(Ontario) -- Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of on-reserve children who were placed with non-Indigenous families from losing their Indigenous...
article Ruling in favour of Sixties Scoop survivors should be just the beginning, Ontario survivor says
(Ontario) -- An Ontario judge has ruled in favour of survivors of the Sixties Scoop, but a First Nations man in Thunder Bay, Ont., says that should be just the beginning...

2/9/2017

article Federal government slammed over attempt to block Sixties Scoop ruling
(Ontario) -- An extraordinary 11th-hour government attempt to stop a judge from ruling on a bitter eight-year legal fight over the Sixties Scoop is under fire from the...

2/8/2017

article Feds' attempt to block '60s Scoop ruling slammed as unprecedented, galling
(Ontario) -- An extraordinary 11th-hour government attempt to stop a judge from ruling on a bitter eight-year legal fight over the so-called '60s Scoop is under fire...

2/1/2017

article Feds seeking to settle suits from Sixties Scoop, resolve 'dark chapter'
(Manitoba) -- In a major shift in tactics, the federal government said Wednesday that it wants to negotiate claims resulting from the Sixties Scoop, in which thousands...

1/19/2017

article Sixties Scoop adoptee finds himself after facing death
(Saskatchewan) -- Having grown up as a Sixties Scoop adoptee, Gord Petruic has struggled with finding his identity. Years ago, he almost died after contracting the H1N1...

1/2/2017

article Sixties Scoop: Personal Stories of Adoption in Canada
(Ontario) -- Little effort was put into preserving adoptees’ Aboriginal culture once they were removed from reserves. Some were not even aware of their Aboriginal...

12/19/2016

article Documentary of Sixties Scoop reunion shares story of joy, loss
(Saskatoon) -- The finishing touches are being done on a documentary showing the reunion of four siblings separated during what's known as the Sixties Scoop. "...

12/6/2016

article 'Penalty that hurts' prosecutor doesn't spell sunny ways in Sixties Scoop suit, John Cutfeet says
(Thunder Bay) -- The Prime Minister's commitment to reconciliation is put in question by Canada's choice of lawyers for the Sixties Scoop class action, according...

12/1/2016

article "Our healing is already taking place"
(Canada) -- Sitting in the second row of a Toronto courthouse, Marcia Brown Martel listened with disappointment as the government of Canada sought to absolve itself of...
article Government not obligated to preserve aboriginal identity in ’60s Scoop, feds argue
(Canada) -- The federal government had no legal obligation to prevent on-reserve children from losing their aboriginal identities after placement in nonindigenous homes...

11/30/2016

article Feds can't be held responsible for Sixties Scoop: Ottawa
(Sudbury) -- At-risk Aboriginal children placed in non-Aboriginal homes during the Sixties Scoop may well have suffered harm by losing their cultural identities but the...

11/9/2016

article Sisters separated by Sixties Scoop reunite in Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- It was a hug nearly five decades in the making as two sisters separated by the Sixties Scoop reunited in Winnipeg on Tuesday. "I am happy and relieved...

10/22/2016

article Facebook event poster leads to reunion for Sixties Scoop sisters in Saskatoon
(Canada) -- Melika Popp was surprised to see her birth mother's last name on a poster on Facebook for the 80th birthday party for Federation of Sovereign Indigenous...

10/14/2016

article “Sixties Scoop” class action lawsuit in Saskatchewan
(Saskatchewan) -- Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, with Sunchild Law in Battleford, Saskatchewan, has commenced a class action against the Attorney General of Canada on...

10/10/2016

article The time they took us away: faces of the Sixties Scoop
(Canada) -- These are just a few of the Indigenous Canadians who were apprehended or forced into adoptive families as part of the Sixties Scoop phenomenon that spanned...

10/9/2016

article The time they took us away: faces of the Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- These are just a few of the Indigenous Canadians who were apprehended or forced into adoptive families as part of the Sixties Scoop phenomenon that spanned...

10/7/2016

article 'Alex, where are you?': the search for a brother lost since Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- Margaret Sutherland wants her brother Alex to know his siblings love him and miss him. But they have no clue where to find him.

10/1/2016

article Sold as salvation, Sixties Scoop placed children in abusive system and abusive families
(Manitoba) -- Boozhoo Zawa Muzghkota Bizikee Ikwe Indiginicuz Pizew Totem. Hello, my name is Brown Buffalo Woman from the Lynx Clan. My family is from Grassy Narrows,...

9/30/2016

article Sixties Scoop survivors march through Winnipeg's downtown
(Winnipeg) -- As marchers passed through the Portage and Main intersection, participants performed a round dance.

9/29/2016

article Sixties Scoop survivors say birth records 'mysteriously' lost or destroyed
(Manitoba) -- When Lori Ann O'Cheek went to search for her birth records, she was told her files burned in a fire. When Carla Williams asked a different agency for...

9/28/2016

article Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were "freebies....

9/26/2016

article What really happened in the '60s Scoop
(Saskatchewan) -- The “’60s scoop” was a figment of a B.C. reporter’s imagination, used to underscore problems relating to child neglect in First...

8/24/2016

article From Seine River First Nation to The Annex: A Sixties Scoop survivor's journey to Toronto
(Toronto) -- When Melanie Montour was finally reunited with her mother, they no longer spoke the same language. It was 20 years after Montour was taken from her parent...
article Sixties Scoop means 'going through life not knowing who you are', Thunder Bay man says
(Ontario) -- A man from Thunder Bay, who was part of the so-called Sixties Scoop, says he's looking for a court ruling similar to the residential school settlement....
article Sixties Scoop survivor wants to see apology from Sask. government
(Saskatchewan) -- Survivor Jacqueline Maurice says it's important that the Sixties Scoop be acknowledged in Saskatchewan. "This is a pain that needs to be...
article Sixties Scoop survivors recall painful memories in Ontario
(Toronto) -- About 200 Aboriginal people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to speak out against the Sixties Scoop in Ontario, a period of nearly 20 years starting in the...
article Former Shoshone-Bannock Events Center manager pleads guilty to theft
(Idaho) -- A former manager of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Events Center pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing money from the Tribes. Cody Ray Blackman,33, of Salem,...

8/23/2016

article Supporters of Sixties Scoop lawsuit rally in Toronto ahead of court hearing
(Toronto) -- Supporters of the Sixties Scoop lawsuit demonstrated outside a courthouse in downtown Toronto on Tuesday before a hearing on the unprecedented class action...
article Victims pack Ontario courthouse to attend Sixties Scoop hearing
(Ontario) -- Indigenous people who were taken from their families as part of the Sixties Scoop packed an Ontario courtroom for a milestone class-action hearing that...
article What was the ‘60s Scoop’? Aboriginal children taken from homes a dark chapter in Canada’s history
(Toronto) -- Thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit across Canada who were ripped from their homes as children are getting their day in court after a years-long...

8/22/2016

article Indigenous people impacted by Sixties Scoop finally getting day in court
(Canada) -- Thousands of Indigenous people who argue the federal government robbed them of their cultural identities finally get their day in court this week but will...
article Manitoban taken during Sixties Scoop returns after 2 decades behind bars in U.S.
(Manitoba) -- Eric Orgeron was born in Birch River, Man., in 1972, but you wouldn't know it to hear his voice, as he pronounces each word with a subtle southern...
article Sixties Scoop: the other head of the hydra known as cultural genocide
(Canada) -- Like child soldiers, Aboriginal children removed from their families during the Sixties Scoop were the pawns in a political chess game of cultural...

8/16/2016

article Indigenous leaders call on Justin Trudeau for redress on Sixties Scoop
(Canada) -- Indigenous leaders are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for redress of the Sixties Scoop, a government policy under which child welfare officials...

7/15/2016

article Kenora woman impacted by Sixties Scoop reunites with sisters
(Ontario) -- A Kenora, Ont. woman says she's crossed an item off her bucket list after successfully tracking down the two sisters she lost contact with as a child....

7/5/2016

article Sisters torn apart by Sixties Scoop reunited decades later
(Montreal) -- Sonya Murray and her sister Nakuset hadn't heard from their youngest sister Rose Mary since she was around five years old. The two older sisters were...

6/29/2016

article Métis leader disappointed with delay in Sixties Scoop apology
(Saskatoon) -- Métis Nation-Saskatchewan president Robert Doucette says he's disappointed there has still been no formal apology from the provincial government over...

4/23/2016

article Two Manitobans hope to launch class-action lawsuit over Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- Two Manitobans want to take the Canadian government to court in a class-action lawsuit for the government's role in the Sixties Scoop, which saw First...

3/21/2016

article Children of the Sixties Scoop tell their stories
(Montreal) -- For decades, thousands of aboriginal children were taken from their parents, often without their consent or even their knowledge, and grew up never knowing...

3/17/2016

article Sixties Scoop still not well-recognized, aboriginal adoptees say
(Montreal) -- For decades, thousands of aboriginal children were taken from their parents, often without their consent or even their knowledge, and grew up never knowing...

2/16/2016

article Indigenous Sixties Scoop adoptees want meeting with Canada's new government
(Canada) -- A group of indigenous people adopted during the Sixties Scoop says no members of Canada's Liberal government have responded to its request to meet with...

10/22/2015

article Sixties scoop leaves bad memories for Sask. Métis President and mother
(Saskatoon) -- Métis Nation-Saskatchewan President Robert Doucette and his mother Dianne Ludwig say the Sixties Scoop changed their lives forever. Now, they're...

7/27/2015

article Adopted in Sixties Scoop, man comes to gathering hoping to meet long-lost sister
(Manitoba) -- Conrad Prince landed in Winnipeg Thursday evening after flying nearly 2,000 kilometres from Barrie, Ont. for the Connecting Our Spirits gathering at the...

7/24/2015

article Sixties Scoop adoptees gather at University of Winnipeg to share, heal
(Manitoba) -- Aboriginal adoptees forced from their families by the Canadian government in the Sixties Scoop are meeting in Winnipeg this weekend to share their...

6/24/2015

article Apology coming but no money for Sixties Scoop: Sask. Premier Brad Wall
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the province will issue a formal apology for the 'Sixties Scoop' — the practice whereby First Nations...

6/23/2015

article Native leader wants Saskatchewan premier to apologize for ‘60s Scoop
(Saskatchewan) -- The president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, who was taken from his family as a baby and placed in a foster home, is calling on the province...

6/19/2015

article Manitoba Sixties Scoop apology moves indigenous families to tears
(Manitoba) -- The province apologized to indigenous families caught in the Sixties Scoop Thursday, leaving many in attendance at the Manitoba Legislature announcement...

6/18/2015

article 'Today brings hope for me': Manitoba to apologize for Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- A small drum circle formed and a prayer was offered ahead of Manitoba's official apology to indigenous people caught in what is known as the Sixties...
article Greg Selinger, Manitoba premier, apologizes for Sixties Scoop
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government has officially apologized to indigenous families caught in what is known as the Sixties Scoop — the first such apology by a...
article Manitoba says sorry for taking aboriginal children from homes
(Manitoba) -- Marlene Orgeron and her brothers were seized from her Manitoba reserve when she was 3. Her uncle protested and was told by social workers he would be...
article Sixties Scoop victims demand apology, compensation
(Manitoba) -- Aboriginal adoptees forced from their families by the Canadian government in the Sixties Scoop are expected to receive what is believed to be the first...
article Sixties Scoop: 'They just wanted to remove an Indian child into a white home'
(Manitoba) -- Child welfare agents took Christine Merasty from her mother's arms shortly after her birth at a hospital on Christmas Day in 1970. It was supposed to...

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