Kawartha Haliburton CAS apologizes to Hiawatha First Nation families for ’60s Scoop – Global News

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2018115 Views

May 31, 2018

The Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (KHCAS) in Peterborough has apologized to Hiawatha First Nation for what it says were “harmful practices” from the ’60s Scoop.

The movement from the 1960s through to the 1980s saw Indigenous children removed from their homes by child welfare workers and usually placed in non-Indigenous foster and adoptive homes.

On Wednesday, Hiawatha First Nation hosted KHCAS where the society acknowledged and apologized for the harmful role it played historically in the lives of children, families and communities in Hiawatha First Nation, about 22 kilometres south of Peterborough.

KHCAS board president Rod Sutherland said while some adoptive families provided loving and supportive homes, it recognizes the Scoop movement as a “practice of forced cultural assimilation” which interfered, disrupted and traumatized generations of Indigenous families.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/4244462/kawartha-haliburton-cas-apologizes-hiawatha-first-nation-60s-scoop/

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