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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aboriginal Sixties Scoop Class Action Lawsuit

Introduction
This class action lawsuit has been filed against the Government of Canada. The lawsuit alleges that between 1962 and 1996, Canada negligently delegated Indian child welfare services to the Province of British Columbia. Ignoring its obligations to Aboriginal children, Canada took no steps to prevent them from losing their Aboriginal identity and the opportunity to exercise their Aboriginal and treaty rights when they were placed in foster homes and adopted by non-Aboriginals.
The plaintiff, a status Indian, was taken from her parents and placed in foster care when she was a young girl. She is bringing this lawsuit on her own behalf and on behalf of status Indians who were living in British Columbia and placed in foster care or adopted between 1962 and 1996.
If you are a status Indian who was placed in foster care or adopted between 1962 and 1996, please complete the Do You Qualify? form or Contact Us for more information.
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2 comments:

  1. I think it's about time that Canada be held accountable. For the Sixties Scoop. I'm from Winnipeg. I was one of the many thousands of native children taken and adopted out. I've been waiting a long time for this. When I made my way back to Winnipeg from the State of Michigan. I was 19 years old. This was in 1984. A year later I spoke with a native lawyer about sueing the government of Canada for what happened to me. He said he didn't think it was the time. It's been 27 years. Now I see that lawsuits are being filed. I'm very excited to see this happening.

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  2. Great initiative. Thank you for sharing this information!

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