Sixties Scoop survivors at sharing circles this weekend in Saskatoon will be asked three questions. Metis, First Nations and non-status Indigenous people taken from their homes and placed with non-First Nations parents will be asked how the experience impacted them, what a meaningful apology would look like and what do they want at the end of the process. Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan co-chair Robert Doucette says the sessions provide a forum for survivors to tell their stories. Doucette points out it was upsetting for survivors to sit through the Federal hearing in May into Ottawa’s settlement without being allowed to share their experiences. He commends the Saskatchewan Government for its commitment to make a meaningful apology.
The sharing circles in Saskatoon are set for Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Metis Friendship Centre. There will be pipe ceremonies an hour before each session.