The ’60′s Scoop” is the term used to describe Canadian child welfare policies where Indigenous babies, children and youth were ‘adopted out’ of their families, communities and Nations and placed in non-Indigenous households. The 60′s Scoop era began in the 1960′s and ended in the 1980′s — but the majority of children were ‘scooped’ during the first decade the policies were implemented. An estimated 16,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families as a result of 60′s Scoop.
The 60′s Scoop: A Hidden Generation tells the stories of 60′s Scoop survivors and explore how they and their families are coping with, and persevering in the face of, inter-generational trauma due to historical and ongoing acts of colonization, and attempted assimilation and cultural genocide.
"The Road" Original music by: A Tribe Called Red