Join us as at the Kamloops Library to learn about was lost when Indigenous children were separated from their families and communities during the Sixties Scoop.
The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA), in partnership with the TNRL, is bringing the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibit to the Kamloops Library for one day only. The exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm.
This first-of-its-kind travelling exhibit shares the history of the Sixties Scoop and the stories of its survivors. It includes 12 personal testimonials of strength and resilience.
The Sixties Scoop refers to government practices across Canada from the 1950s to the 1980s that led to an unknown number of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children taken from their parents, families and communities by child intervention services and placed in non-Indigenous families.
Many of these children experienced abuse, mistreatment and neglect. They also lost touch with their families, communities, culture and traditional language.
Learn more at sissa.ca