Selections from the "Bi-Giwen: Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop" Exhibition. Video courtesy of the Legacy of Hope Foundation.

"Adopt Indian and Métis" program


Between 1967 and 1969, the province of Saskatchewan operated the "Adopt Indian and Métis" program to increase the number of adoptions of First Nations and Métis children into non-Indigenous families. This program was in operation during the period known as the Sixties Scoop and several provinces operated similar child welfare schemes during this time. Children were removed from their homes and were adopted or placed with non-Indigenous foster families outside of their community, home province, and in some cases outside of Canada.


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