• Sixties Scoop Network •

• Sixties Scoop Network •

We are friends. We are family. We are Survivors of the Sixties Scoop.


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I'm Not the only one

Often survivors of the Sixties Scoop / Indigenous child welfare system feel like they are alone. But "You are not the only one." Together we have created a Network of friends and family that love and support one another through the processes of finding family, mourning loss and healing. We have people to navigate us through this legal process, we have resources to help you with adoption records and status card applications. We are the Sixties Scoop Network and we're in this together. You're not the only one.

Gathering and Connecting

Part of the healing process includes (re)connecting with your Indigenous cultures and traditions. We provide ongoing cultural support through survivor gatherings that offer workshops and activities focusing on spiritual, mental and physical health. Attendees share diverse stories of adoption and foster care, participate in sweat lodges, drum teachings, art workshops and have meaningful dialog with Elders and in sharing circles with other survivors. You will connect - and feel connected to survivors, Elders and counselling support.

Our 2018 Bi-Giwen Gathering Application Form is up. Click Here to apply.

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Advocacy and Rallies

The NISCW Network has come together to form this not-for-profit organization with the purpose of providing a national forum where survivors are free to express their experiences, voice their needs and receive access to services. It is our commitment to publish relevant, accurate and up-to-date information regarding government actions, lawsuits and to be activists for the rights of survivors; to call for justice on a consistent and determined basis. We are the NISCW / Sixties Scoop Network. Our next Canada-wide RALLY is March 16, 2018. JOIN US!

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Sixties Scoop Network

National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network

is a non-profit organization created BY survivors FOR survivors. We have worked hard to create a 'Network' of support for those that experienced adoption and foster care as a result of the 'Sixties Scoop'.

We recognize that the 'Sixties Scoop' spanned several decades and that still today, Indigenous children are widely overrepresented in the Canadian child welfare system.

We are NOT affiliated with any government agencies or law firms.

You belong here if you are First Nations, Inuit or Métis and:

  • were removed from your family or community and were adopted out or placed in a non-Indigenous foster home(s).
  • are seeking repatriation to your culture and/or your community.
  • are looking for family members.
  • are looking to connect with other Survivors.
  • are involved in the Class Action Lawsuit.
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Media Advisory | June 25-2018

June 25, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY Sixties Scoop Survivors to Canada and Law Firms: Renegotiate National Settlement Fees Now, Give Back Remaining Funds to Survivors! (Ottawa/Unceded Algonquin Territory – June 25, 2018) – The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network is dismayed that the Sixties Scoop settlement is […]

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Giiwe: This is Home | Story of Brent Mitchell

June 22, 2018

Giiwe: This is Home.   Between 1965 and 1984, Canadian child protection workers removed more than 20,000 Indigenous children from their homes and placed them in foster care or put them up for adoption without the consent of their families or bands.   Almost all of […]

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NISCWN Demands Quick Renegotiation

June 22, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixties Scoop Survivors Network Welcomes National Settlement, Demands a Quick Renegotiation of Legal Fees and a Just Settlement for Métis and Non-Status Survivors (Ottawa/Algonquin Territory – June 21, 2018) – The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network welcomes the announcement yesterday […]

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New Interim President and Director

June 18, 2018

Welcoming Our New Interim President and Director    Tansi! Tawnshi! Tungasugitsi! Tawow!  Shé:kon! Annii! Boozhoo! Kwey Kwey! ᐊᐃ!  The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network is pleased to announce the interim appointment of Elaine Kicknosway as president of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child […]

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2018 Bi-Giwen Gathering Application

May 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the application form for the 4th annual Bi-Giwen National Gathering. Please click here to find the application on our Survivor Network website.  

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National Rally 2018 Media

April 1, 2018

Sixties Scoop survivors call on Moe to take action On Friday in Saskatoon, the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SSISS) will participate in a national day of solidarity with a rally and march, beginning at noon at the Vimy Memorial bandstand near 20th Street […]

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CPAC News | Solidarity Rally

March 26, 2018

  Sixties Scoop Survivors Unite for Day of Solidarity First Nations, Métis and Inuit Sixties Scoop survivors hold a rally on Parliament Hill to show solidarity with fellow survivors across Canada. An estimated 20,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes between the late 1950s […]

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2018 Rally

March 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixties Scoop Survivors Rally Across Canada for Day of Solidarity (March 16, 2016 – Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territory) Today, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Sixties Scoop survivors will be hosting rallies in nine major cities across the country to speak out about […]

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Letter to Survivors Re Settlement

March 12, 2018

Dear friends, Based on what we continue to learn about the proposed settlement, we have decided it is our responsibility to ensure that all survivors have as much information as possible to make informed decisions about the settlement, to know the difference between objecting and […]

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Become a member of NISCW Network to find support, friendship and family and be involved in media updates, gathering announcements, rallies and legal movements. There is no cost to being a member.

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