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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Sixties Scoop

During the 1950's and 1960's, the Canadian government started phasing out Residential Schools for indigenous children. As a result, there was a large number of indigenous children in the care of social services. Social workers worried that their home reserves couldn't take care of them properly. So they came up with a plan to ask white families to foster or adopt them. One program was the Adopt Indian Metis Program, or AIM. Many indigenous children ended up losing touch with their birth families and their identity.

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