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60’s Scoop survivor determined to oppose “flawed” proposed settlement from feds – 20 CKRM

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201897 Views

April 16, 2018

A Indigenous Manitoba woman is standing up to the federal government.

Winnipeg native Coleen Rajotte is a journalist and filmmaker. She was also one of about 30,000 Indigenous peoples caught up in the 60’s Scoop and now is on the Manitoba 60’s Scoop Survivor Association.

At a speech at the University of Regina on Saturday, she spoke out her experience growing up and finding about how she was caught up in the scoop, as well as the federal government’s proposed settlement for them.

Rajotte said the settlement, from just a consulting perspective, wasn’t done right.

“We were not widely consulted about this proposed settlement,” she said. “And we just feel this whole process is really flawed.”

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