Reflections of the ‘Sixties Scoop’ exercise coming to Red Deer

Event will be held at the Red Deer Public Library’s downtown branch Tuesday

An exercise that tells the history of the Sixties Scoop in Canada will be facilitated in Red Deer next week.

The event, which will tell the stories of Indigenous Sixties Scoop survivors, will be held at the downtown library’s Snell Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Sixties Scoop refers to government practices across Canada from the 1950s to the 1980s that led to an unknown number of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children being taken from their parents, families and communities by child intervention services and placed in non-Indigenous families.

Many of these children experienced abuse, mistreatment and neglect and lost touch with their families, communities, culture and traditional language.

The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta, in partnership with the government of Alberta, is bringing this project to various communities across the province.



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