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âpahkowâyânaw: Indigenous Education Session #5: The 60’s Scoop
November 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Indigenous children are drastically overrepresented in the child welfare system in Canada. This over-representation began in the 60’s and has continued today, with 52.2% of children in foster care being Indigenous despite only accounting for 7.7% of the child population (Statistics Canada 2016). In this session, we discussed the Sixties Scoop and the impact of child welfare policies on Indigenous families in Canada.
We were joined by guest speaker, Sharon Gladue, Former Professional Consultant at Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA).
At the end of this session a Q&A was moderated to further the discussion to explore the ways in which individuals can engage in allyship.