60s Scoop Legacy of Canada
Started 3 petitions
Demand an Inquiry into the Sixties Scoop!
Indigenous Survivors and adoptees of the Sixties Scoop deserve to be heard in a National Inquiry. From about 1951-1982, thousands of Indigenous children were "scooped" from their families, many of whom suffered with the horrific, long-term trauma of Indian Residential Facilities. We need to measure the full effects of Indigenous child removal in Canada, the number of children and families affected by the Sixties Scoop, and make the necessary changes to law, policies and funding so this never happens again. We need to document our experiences as Survivors and adoptees, so our families and the public know this terrible history. Our suffering can no longer be kept hidden by the governments - it must be included in the education of children and new Canadians. Hon. Murray Sinclair said, "The magnitude of the removal of children in Canada has not yet been measured. It ought to be. There is merit to the suggestion that any incapacities of the families were a result of the actions of government...and systemic and outright racism. The children who were removed need to know they are not alone..." Please sign this petition and let the government know that a National Inquiry into Indigenous Child Removal is necessary so Survivors may be heard, and so no more children are taken at no fault of their own.
60s Scoop Survivors Deserve Healing Supports!
Following the announcement of the federal First Nations/Inuit 60s Scoop settlement in 2017, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has refused to provide funding and much needed mental health supports for 60s Scoop Survivors and Adoptees. The court case and application process was highly damaging and without any form of culturally appropriate in person supports and survivors/adoptees are still in turmoil.The 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada has requested federal funding in order to continue our regional healing gatherings - a space that is created for survivors/adoptees to share their stories, provide peer support, and introduce cultural connection in order to facilitate healing and wellness. We cannot wait another two years for the forming Healing Foundation to mobilize - our people need help now!Please show your support by signing and sharing this petition which will be sent to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Health Services Canada, followed by a public action to be announced soon! Miigwetch, Ekosi, Wopida, Mahsi Cho, Marsee Thank you!
Stop the Genocide!
Indigenous children continue to be over represented in the child welfare system across Canada, perpetuating the Genocide of Indigenous people in Canada. As 60s Scoop Survivors and Adoptees, we know firsthand the devastating effects of removing children from their families and culture. Removing children from their communities and families has long-term devastating effects, and we call on the Ministers of Child and Family Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Prime Minister to commit to reducing the number of Indigenous children in care. Significant Prevention and Family Enhancement funding is needed now, in order to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care and keep families together. Please sign this petition to send a message to Justin Trudeau and Jean-Yves Duclos that they need to stop the Genocide!