Sixties Scoop Survivors Network

WE ARE THE SURVIVORS

Together we have created a Network of friends and family that love and support one another through the processes of healing from the Sixties Scoop trauma.

Connect with other survivors. Hear their stories. Share your story. See photos of our Gatherings.

Understand the Proposed Settlement Agreement. Standing in unity. Understanding and reacting.

Find pages of resources: Adoption papers, status cards, Métis resources, documentaries and literature.

sixties scoop network, exhibition, National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network

I'm not the only one

Often survivors of the Sixties Scoop / Indigenous child welfare system feel like they are alone. But "You are not the only one." Together we have created a Network of friends and family that love and support one another through the processes of finding family, mourning loss and healing. We have people to navigate us through this legal process, we have resources to help you with adoption records and status card applications. We are the Sixties Scoop Network and we're in this together. You're not the only one.

gathering

gathering and (re)connecting

Part of the healing process includes (re)connecting with your Indigenous cultures and traditions. The Sixties Scoop Network and NISCW Network provides ongoing cultural support through survivor gatherings that offer workshops and activities focusing on spiritual, mental and physical health. Attendees share diverse stories of adoption and foster care, participate in sweat lodges, drum teachings, art workshops and have meaningful dialog with Elders and in sharing circles with other survivors. You will connect - and feel connected to survivors, Elders and counselling support.

advocacy

advocacy & justice

The NISCW Network has come together to form this not-for-profit organization with the purpose of providing a national forum where survivors are free to express their experiences, voice their needs and receive access to services. It is our commitment to publish relevant, accurate and up-to-date information regarding government actions, lawsuits and to be activists for the rights of survivors; to call for justice on a consistent and determined basis. We are the NISCW / Sixties Scoop Network. Our next Canada-wide RALLY is March 16, 2018. JOIN US!

Our 2017 gathering changed the lives of many people. The Network provided survivors with cultural workshops, spiritual healing and cultural teachings. A sense of family was created. We shared our stories, laughed, cried, drummed and sang. Survivors left with the awareness, " I'm not the only one".

NISCWN- Final Version2 from Steven Martin on Vimeo.

Are you struggling to navigate the settlement Agreement?

It has become overwhelming to understand the legalities of the Sixties Scoop Settlement Agreement that was announced in October 2018.

We are not lawyers - we are survivors.

Please review the recent NISCW Network Statement re: Agreement In Principle


Canada-wide Survivor Rally

Thank you for being a part of the Canada-wide Sixties Scoop Rally that took place March 16, 2018 across the country.

Click HERE for media related to the rally.

Ottawa | Montréal | Calgary | Vancouver | Victoria | Edmonton | Calgary | Saskatoon | Regina | Toronto | Whitehorse


Toll Free Support Line for Survivors

You can also call our Sixties Scoop Peer Support Line:

Toll Free Support Line Number 1 866 456 6060