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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 process is now closed.  Click here to volunteer.

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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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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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Day of Solidarity

March 12, 2018

SIXTIES SCOOP NETWORK | NISCW NETWORK MEDIA ADVISORY “I’m not the Only One:” Sixties Scoop Survivors Unite for Day of Solidarity (Ottawa/Algonquin Territory – March 12, 2018) FACEBOOK EVENT CLICK HERE On Friday March 16th, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Sixties Scoop Survivors will be hosting […]

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Research Participants Needed

February 16, 2018

research participants needed We have two opportunities for survivors to help us in valuable research relating to the Sixties Scoop. If you can help, please follow the links below. They will take you to trusted friends and survivors that are working towards better understanding the […]

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Sixties Scoop National Day of Solidarity

February 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sixties Scoop National Day of Solidarity | March 16th To organize, join or volunteer at the Sixties Scoop National Day of Solidarity near you on March 16, 2018, click this link to visit our Facebook event page. For more information, please contact: Duane Morrisseau-Beck, Director […]

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Day of Solidarity 2018

January 29, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: March 16th Sixties Scoop National Day of Solidarity: (January 29- Ottawa/Algonquin Territory) On March 16th, 2018, Sixties Scoop Survivors from across the country will be holding rallies as part of the first National Sixties Scoop Day of Solidarity. For more information, please contact: […]

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board members volunteer opportunity

January 27, 2018

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS Board Members | VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare (NISCW) Network is seeking community leaders to join our Board of Directors for the 2018-2021 period (13 representatives). The board members provide leadership to the NISCW Network in the […]

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Toll Free Support Line Number

November 28, 2017

National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network 60s Scoop Peer Support Line: Toll Free Support Line Number 1 866 456 6060 The toll free support line will provide listening and support services to Indigenous sixties scoop survivors who experienced displacement, loss of culture, due to […]

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NISCW Network Launches Toll Free Sixties Scoop Support Line

November 28, 2017

NISCW Network Launches Toll Free Sixties Scoop Support Line (November 27, 2017 – Ottawa/Algonquin Territory) Today, the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network is launching a National Sixties Scoop hotline, where survivors will be able to access direct support and information. Following last month’s […]

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Become a member

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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