deal has been reached to no longer delay the national ‘60s Scoop class-action settlement agreement, APTN Newshas learned. The agreement between lawyers means there will be no more appeals or attempts to appeal the court-approved agreement, says a letterobtained by APTN. That means the $875-million […]
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The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan and the Government of Saskatchewan are engaging those affected by the Sixties Scoop across the province to help the provincial government prepare a meaningful apology. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/public-consultations/help-inform-the-sixties-scoop-apology?fbclid=IwAR1kzo-bxOpMxYwK4P-W1fZoUnYborVICIXYUUNS-1Y_W9OHPLWX8ISofq0 Please follow and like us:
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 in jeopardy because of Justice Belobaba’s June 21, 2018 decision to accept the settlement but reject the legal fees. We are concerned that the success of the Settlement now hinges upon three law firms and Canada agreeing to renegotiate the legal fees.
The Network wishes to remind everyone that this case is about survivors, yet Canada and the law firms are jeopardizing survivors’ interests. As a result, Network Director Tealey Ka’senni:saks Normandin states: “Sixties Scoop survivors are sitting here in limbo yet again waiting on a colonial system to recognize us.”
The Network and Sixties Scoop Survivor organizations across the country are calling upon Canada and the legal firms to de-link the legal fees from the settlement and renegotiate now. The Network and allied organizations are also demanding that Canada apply any money saved from legal fee renegotiations directly towards the Healing Foundation or to individual payments to Survivors.
If an agreement is not reached, an estimated 22 000 eligible First Nations and Inuit survivors of the Sixties Scoop will lose the opportunity to be compensated for cultural loss and we will lose the proposed Sixties Scoop healing foundation that would serve over 30 000 survivors.
The Network will continue to call for a just settlement for Metis and non-status survivors of the Sixties Scoop as well. Network Director Nadine Delorme states “These settlements do not apply to me as I am Métis and also because Indian or Métis status was removed from me intergenerationally. When we heard of the settlement process lagging and defaulting intentionally by the Crown and Canada, we started to prepare to rally in solidarity with all the Survivors who still want to come home and so that there is a home for them to come back to safely.”
The Network will be announcing later this week a national rally date, on which Survivors and their allies will demand that Canada and the law firms take the necessary steps to approve the Sixties Scoop Settlement.
For more information, please contact:
Elaine Kicknosway, President and Co-Founder, NISCWN Cell: (613) 864-9016
Colleen Cardinal, Coordinator and Co-Founder, NISCWN Cell: (613) 407-7057
Nadine Delorme-Simon, Director, NISCWN Cell: (647) 458 0924
Vicky Boldo, Director, NISCWN Cell: (514) 210-6663
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 […]
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 and Spadina Crescent. Sixties Scoop Survivors Unite for Day […]
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 and 1980s, and were placed in foster care or adopted out to non-Indigenous families.
The rally in Ottawa is part of the first Sixties Scoop national day of solidarity called for by the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network (NISCWN). The eight other cities holding rallies are Montreal, Winnipeg, Victoria, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, and Whitehorse.
Colleen Cardinal and Duane Morrisseau-Beck, two of NISCWN’s co-founders, address the crowd, along with several survivors. (March 16, 2018) (no interpretation)
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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 […]
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
For more information, please contact:
Duane Morrisseau-Beck, Director and Co-Founder NISCW Cell: (613) 252-2226
Elaine Kicknosway, Director and Co-Founder, NISCW Cell: (613) 864-9016
Colleen Cardinal, Coordinator and Co-Founder, NISCW Cell: (613) 407 7057
Vicky Boldo, Director, NISCW Cell: (514) 210-6663
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”] Please follow and like us: