A Group of 1st Nations People Reminding TRC That Some Canada Scoops/Sixties Scoops Victims Are Still Unaccounted For
April 18, 2015 § Leave a comment
April 18, 2015, (see link below) “A group of First Nations people from Treaty 9 Mushkegowuk area are walking from Cochrane to Ottawa to bring awareness to the damage Indian Residential Schools did to their culture, their families, to individuals and their way of life. While that is the main objective of the walk, the Treaty 9 group is dedicating the next five days of the walk to missing and dead aboriginal women, and will be thinking of them and directing their energy to this issue as they make their way down the road.” It’s uncertain what portion of the missing Scoops victims are unaccounted for because, instead of being kept within Canada, they were placed in USA and west Europe adoption and foster care system. To date, only 1 victim of Canada Scoops placed in USA has been recognized by this particular TRC-Canada, i.e., once he was acknowledged by this TRC-Canada and subsequently used that recognition to gain expedited approval of USA Citizenship application, TRC-Canada edited their mandate to exclude victims of Canada Scoops/Sixties Scoops who were not kept within Canada. The same editing of the TRC-Canada mandate also made it more difficult for victims who were kept within Canada but placed, not in residential school system, but in Canada adoption and foster care.