Literary Resources

The Pe-kīwēwin Project

 

Pe-kīwēwin is a 5 year SSHRC funded project (2016-2021) which seeks to understand how Canada’s Indigenous Policy– from the residential school era, through to today’s Child Welfare system, has resulted in a national Indigenous Child Removal System (ICRS). Our focus will be on policies between the late 1940s and 1985, which created a system of Indigenous Child Removal that goes beyond the “60’s Scoop” to include the ongoing overrepresentation of Indigenous children living away from their families, communities and culture as adoptees and ‘wards’ of the Canadian government.

Through archival research and interviews with Indigenous Adoptees, Foster survivors, Foster and Adoptive Parents, and professionals in the field of Indigenous Adoption and Child Welfare/Removal our project will begin the much-needed process of mapping Indigenous Child Removal in Canada.

Find this project at www.60scoop.com

 

 We are very grateful to Dr. Raven Sinclair for allowing us to share her resources on our website so that we can better serve our Indigenous survivors of child welfare.

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