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Silence to strength : writings and reflections on the Sixties Scoop

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  • Contributor: Smith, Christine Miskonoodinkwe

    From the 1960s through the 1980s the Canadian Children's Aid Society engaged in a large-scale program of taking First Nations children from their families and communities and adopting them out to non-Indigenous families. This systemic abduction of untold thousands of children came to be known as the Sixties Scoop. Stories of the intergenerational disruption from loss of family and culture are shared in this collection, as are stories of strength and survivance. In Silence to Strength: Writings and Reflections on the 60s Scoop, editor Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith gathers together contributions from seventeen Sixties Scoop survivors from across the territories of Canada. These courageous writings show there is strength in telling story, and power in ending the silences of the past.

    Original Publisher: Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, Kegedonce Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1928120334, 9781928120339
    Collection(s)/Series: First Nations Communities Read 2023