About Sixties Scoop Network

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Our Story

The NISCW Network is a not-for-profit organization comprised of an Indigenous board of directors. Each director has their own story of being apprehended by social services, being torn from their communities and families and placed in a non-Indigenous environment.

Your board of directors is here to assist survivors and their families.

The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network is a coalition of Indigenous people (Métis, First Nation and Inuit) and organizations which provide leadership, support and advocacy for Indigenous people affected by Indigenous Child Removal Systems in Canada - regardless of where they reside.

The NISCW Network is a not-for-profit organization comprised of an Indigenous board of directors. Each director has their own story of being apprehended by social services, being torn from their communities and families and placed in a non-Indigenous environment.

Your board of directors is here to assist survivors and their families.

To provide a national forum for the members of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network where they are free to express their needs and concerns on behalf of Indigenous people affected by Indigenous Child Removal Systems in Canada.

To ensure access to services for Indigenous people affected by Indigenous Child Removal Systems in Canada.

To publish relevant, accurate and up-to-date information to Indigenous people affected by Indigenous Child Removal Systems in Canada

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network – formerly the Bi-Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Committee, is a group of Indigenous adoptees that recognized the need to create a forum for other survivors - those that experienced foster care and inter-cultural adoption due to forced child welfare removal policy and practices during the era known as Sixties Scoop.

Since 2013, the NISCW Network has been involved in a number of initiatives, focusing on issues related to Indigenous Child Welfare reform both past and present. We have facilitated gatherings for survivors, organized rallies, ordered calls to action and advocated for our survivors. We will continue to work tirelessly for justice.