60's Scoop.pdf - Sixties Scoop Who More than 20,000 Indigenous children(First Nations Inuit Metis taken from their homes by the Canadian government What

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Sixties Scoop Who - More than 20,000 Indigenous children (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) taken from their homes by the Canadian government What - Indigenous children are “scooped” from their homes, communities and families throughout the 1960’s by order of the canadian government - They were relocated and adopted to non-indigenous families and caused the children to lose their sense of identity and belonging - This loss negatively affects these children to this day. Where - The scoop occurred all over Canada - The idea first originated in Saskatchewan. Funded by the Canadian government, Saskatchewan was the only province with an Indigenous adoption program called the “Adopt Indian Metis Program” (AIM) - They started promoting the adoption of First Nations children in 1967. When - Began in the late 1950’s, continued until the 1980’s - The Indian Act amendment, passed in 1951 legalized traditional Aboriginal practices and ceremonies. But, it also gave provinces power over the welfare of Indigenous children - In the 1950’s-1960’s, the government began closing some of their residential schools, due to the high costs - These boarding schools were were attended by these children in an effort to enforce Euro- Canadian culture - The schools closing lead to an increased child welfare rate - The government decided that it would be much easier and cost efficient to take Indigenous children from reserves and place them with non Indigenous families, rather than putting money and resources into the communities to improve the issues. Why - The scooping of Indigenous of children wasn’t implemented by their parents but was introduced by the Canadian and US government as part of their policies to assimilate Indigenous culture and values into Canadian traditions -

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