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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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Manitoba Métis Federation Response

October 14, 2017

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Sixties Scoop Lawsuit Questions

October 13, 2017

Posted on October 10, 2017by Sixties Scoop Lawsuit We invited lead lawyer Jeffery Wilson to clarify questions being asked. We set out the Sixties Scoop Lawsuit questions and Jeffery’s answers: Question: Can I still sue the children’s aid societies and the Ontario government for the […]

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NISCWN Response to Class Action Exclusions | Press Conference

October 10, 2017

National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network news conference | October 10, 2017 In response to exclusion of Métis and non-status Survivors being excluded from class action settlement. [gview file=”http://niscw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NISCW-Press-Release-Oct-10.pdf”]

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October 7, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY | Friday Oct 6 2017 Sixties Scoop Survivors to Canada: Fund Healing, Include Métis Survivors   (Ottawa, Algonquin Territory, October 6, 2017) Media Advisory. Following Minister Carolyn Bennett’s announcement of an agreement in principle for a National Settlement for Sixties Scoop survivors today, the National Indigenous Survivors of […]

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Sixties Scoop settlement: Money can’t buy back culture

October 7, 2017

Colleen Cardinal of National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network, “Money can’t buy back culture.” https://youtu.be/_cszX51H8qE Colleen Cardinal of National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network, “Money can’t buy back culture.” News and Movement

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Ottawa Sixties Scoop survivors on federal settlement

October 7, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR LINK: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sixties-scoop-ottawa-survivors-1.4342893 ‘A small step’: Ottawa Sixties Scoop survivors on federal settlement Federal government announced $800 million for survivors By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Posted: Oct 06, 2017 8:06 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 06, 2017 12:17 PM ET Sixties Scoop survivors in […]

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Press Conference – September 26

September 27, 2017

  Product / Service Categories   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Conference: September 26, 2017 – 10am- Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill Indigenous Survivors to Trudeau: Dismantle Colonial Child Welfare Policies, Pay Reparations for the Sixties Scoop (Ottawa, Algonquin Territory/September 25, 2017) On the tenth […]

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Legacy of Hope Exhibition Agenda

September 22, 2017

On Thursday, September 28th at 4pm, survivors are invited to a private opening ceremony and feast for the exhibition “Bi-Giwen Honouring our Journeys – Truth-telling from the Sixties Scoop” in partnership with Legacy of Hope Foundation. At 6pm, this exhibition will be open to the public.    […]

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Media Advisory | September 21, 2017

September 22, 2017

www.niscw.org // info@niscw.org MEDIA ADVISORY Indigenous Survivors to Canada: End Colonial Child Welfare Policies, Provide Reparations for the Sixties Scoop Press Conference: September 26, 2017 – 10am- Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill (Ottawa, Algonquin Territory/September 20, 2017) As Canada continues to celebrate its […]

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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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