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Sixties Scoop survivors receive cheques but still looking for healing support – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202032 Views

Settlement-funded healing foundation still working on mandate, recruiting permanent board members

Jun 26, 2020

Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have received $21,000 interim payments from the Sixties Scoop settlement, but for some adoptees, the money is just one step toward a lifetime healing journey.

“It’s still impacting me,” said Gord Bluesky, a Sixties Scoop adoptee.

“And more than anything, it’ll continually be a pain in my heart. It’s not something that can be resolved in a settlement payment. This will always be a piece of me that will never ever be restored.”

The settlement agreement, signed in November 2017, set aside $750 million to compensate First Nations and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents between 1951 and 1991 and lost their cultural identities as a result.

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