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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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Family | Friendship | Gatherings | Support | Workshops - By survivors for survivors.

important news for sixties scoop survivors

Indigenous Adoptees Gathering August 2015

December 6, 2014

The Ottawa IAG Committee has chosen a beautiful campsite about 40 minutes out of Ottawa that has rustic cabins, a rec hall,a full kitchen, a gated pool and plenty of outdoor space for games & cultural activities. that will include sweat lodges, sharing circles and many […]

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FYI Sixties Scoop Class Action

November 7, 2014

FYI Sixties Scoop Class Action

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August 8, 2014

Sixties Scoop Claim On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court will hear Canada’s appeal of the September 27, 2013 decision of Justice Belobaba. The hearing will take place at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, commencing at 10:30 am. Those seeking to attend […]

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Bi Giwen Indigenous Adoptee Gathering 2014 Ottawa

August 5, 2014

 Indigenous Adoptee Gathering Committee Ottawa, ON, Canada http://adopteegathering2014.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousAdopteeGathering2014

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CKCU Aboriginal Radio – Ottawa

July 13, 2014

Co organizers of the #IAG2014 Ottawa Colleen Cardinal and Lesley Parlane give some insights on the importance of the gathering for adoptees.

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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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