Join us for the official trailer launch of The Sixties Scoop: A Hidden Generation. This film, by Ottawa-based Colleen Cardinal, will share the stories of the survivors of a period of Canadian child welfare policy during which an estimated 16,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and adopted into non-Indigenous homes: the Sixties Scoop.
Following the trailer screening and launch of the online Indiegogo campaign we will be hosting a panel discussion with Sixties Scoop survivors Angela Ashewasegai, Neal Shannacappo, & Elaine Kicknosoway who will discuss the importance of speaking out about the Sixties Scoop and the inter-generational trauma it has caused Indigenous people.
The panel discussion will also feature guests:
- Robert Commanda (tentative) a plaintiff in the historical class action lawsuit against the Ontario government on behalf of Sixties Scoop survivors.
- Families of Sisters in Spirit is dedicated to raising awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in and impacts of historical colonial violence.
- Joanne Dellaire -She currently sits as the Elder on Ryerson’s Aboriginal Education Council, works with various Aboriginal agencies in Toronto and the National Capital region and is a visiting Elder at Kumik and the Dodem Kanonsha. Joanne has made extraordinary contributions in the areas of counselling, advising and educating on Aboriginal concerns and empowering and capacity building within the Aboriginal community and non-Aboriginal community at large. She has dedicated her career to serving the Aboriginal community and advocating for change in terms of broader societal relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Performance of spoken word by Neal Shannacappo, Vera Wabegijig & Angela Ashewasegai
Friday, June 14
Location: Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave
Doors Open and Light Refreshments: 6:30PM
This event is Accessible
This event is open to all, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
The event is being put on and supported by KAIROS
For more information about this documentary, check out the blog
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