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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

60s Scoop Adoptees: Where Do We Fit In?

Stewart Garnett, 41, was adopted by a San Francisco family as a kid, but has come back to Manitoba to try to retrace his heritage. (Erin Brohman/CBC)

Stewart Garnett

Stewart Garnett was born in Winnipeg and is from Long Plain First Nation, but he grew up in California after being adopted by a white family during the Sixties Scoop.
Garnett said he struggled with questions of identity growing up and was frequently confused by the way people would label him.
He returned to Manitoba about a week ago in attempt to regain a sense of his culture.
"It's been rough. I see people who do know who they are and they're comfortable in their own skin, but me, no," he said.
"You try walking in the non-aboriginal world, you don't fit in; you try and walk in the aboriginal world and you don't necessarily fit in, so you're on this fence of 'Where do we fit in?'"


Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger apologizes for Sixties Scoop

Manitoba Sixties Scoop apology moves indigenous families to tears


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