What is the 60’s and 70’s Scoop

The Sixties Scoop is a term that refers to a phenomenon in Canada, beginning in the 1960′s and ending the 1980′s .No one really knows how many children were apprehended from their families and fostered or adopted out, usually into non-Aboriginal families outside of Canada.

In the 1980′s Kimelman,J . of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, headed a review committee on Indian and Metis Adoptions and Placements in Manitoba. The final report , No Quiet Place, was published in 1984. It stated that in 1981 over 53% of children were placed outside of the Manitoba were sent to the United States. Over 86% of the Children placed in care of adopted families and foster homes of Manitoba were of Aboriginal ancestry. That is just for Manitoba. We would like to do this for all of Canada.

This Affected every Province of Canada and every First Nation

These children have since articulated their sense of loss:

Loss of their cultural identity,
Loss of Country
Loss of a sense of family,
Loss of ability to parent,
Emotional Trauma,
Psychological Trauma,
Personality Change,
Loss of Confidence,
Decreased social ability.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


One response to “What is the 60’s and 70’s Scoop

  1. Actually, it goes beyond that. Like the residential schools, which functionally the provincial child care industries replaced, these destructive policies destroyed not only the children stolen but the families and communities they were stolen from.

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