Survivors should have more say in what happens after Ontario court battle, Steve Bonspiel writes
Mar 31, 2017
Survivors of the Sixties Scoop won a big court battle against the Ontario government in mid-February, but the fight is far from over.
The children of the government-sponsored Sixties Scoop were treated like experiments as they were forced to be part of an immoral program that tore Indigenous youth from the only home they knew, inserting them into foreign cultures against their will.
It was another version of residential schools, sold to the Canadian public like this: The “Indians” were unable to take care of their own, so would someone, preferably white, be willing to take them in? We’ll pay you, they said, and it doesn’t matter what happens to them.