Sixties Scoop survivors share stories aimed at educating Albertans

Sixties Scoop survivors share stories aimed at educating Albertans

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2019249 Views

Jan 20, 2019
‘Canadians need to understand that Sixties Scoop was a part of our history as Indigenous people’

Shortly after Adam North Peigan was born, he was taken from his family by Alberta Social Services.

He spent the next 17 years bouncing from foster home to foster home before finally returning to his southern Alberta community of Piikani First Nation.

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Peigan describes the return home as culture shock.

“Being accustomed to non-Indigenous homes and all of a sudden being … parachuted into a community that I was very foreign to even though it was my own community, it was a very, very troubling time.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/sixties-scoop-survivors-travelling-exhibit-alberta-1.4986122

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