Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 29

Exploring Stakeholder: "Sixties Scoop"

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March 18, 2024

SCO and Anish Corporation to Host International Gathering for Sixties Scoop Survivors

NationTalk: ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), in collaboration with Anish Corporation, is set to welcome Survivors of the Sixties Scoop from across Turtle Island and the world to Treaty One Territory, for an International Sixties Scoop Gathering. The “Finding our Spirits” Gathering will take place April 28 and 29, 2024,...

November 1, 2021

Sixties Scoop: Call for federal government to commission a national inquiry

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), and the 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada – MKO, SCO and the 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada are calling on the federal government to commission a national inquiry into the Sixties Scoop and the removal of First Nations children from their communities. Recently, Chiefs of MKO and...

August 2, 2021

Call for federal inquiry into actions and policies of governments

CBC – Former Canadian senator Murray Sinclair and a group representing survivors of the Sixties Scoop are calling for a federal inquiry into the actions and policies of governments that led to thousands of Indigenous children being taken from their homes over four decades and placed with non-Indigenous families. The group wants a meeting with federal Crown-Indigenous...

December 8, 2020

Call to reinstate the deadlines for the First Nations/Inuit Sixties Scoop settlement agreement

CTV News – A group dedicated to Sixties Scoop survivors is urging the government and representative law firms to reinstate the deadlines for the First Nations/Inuit Sixties Scoop settlement agreement. Katherine Legrange, director of the 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada, wrote a letter to the class counsel on behalf of the group’s board, saying that many...

June 2, 2020

Court order approval for interim payments

The Federal Court of Canada approved an order allowing the Administrator of the Sixties Scoop Class Action (Collectiva) to issue interim payments of $21,000 to all Eligible Class Members. To date, over 12,500 individuals have been deemed eligible for individual payment as part of a national settlement between the Government of Canada and plaintiffs representing...

March 11, 2019

Launch of engagement sessions for Métis survivors

 Engagement sessions across the Métis Homeland hosted by Métis Nation Governing Members will be held over the next two months for Métis survivors of the ‘Sixties Scoop’. These engagement sessions will help inform the federal government and the Métis Nation in addressing the legacy of the 60s Scoop on the Métis and to reconcile its harmful effects. While the...

November 20, 2017

Pressure to include Métis survivors excluded from settlement

Pressure is mounting on the federal Liberals to compensate Métis people who were taken from their families in the Sixties Scoop, after they were excluded from an $800-million settlement last month. (Winnipeg Free Press)...

October 6, 2017

Settlement “Agreement-in-Principle”

Federal Pan Canadian Settlements The settlement ($800M) “Agreement-in-Principle includes “Indians” (per the Indian Act) and “Inuit” survivors (approximately 20,000) of the Sixties Scoop across Canada, including those who lived on and off reserve, and who were removed from their homes and lost their cultural identities between 1951 and 1991. Settles up to 19 separate lawsuits....

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