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Bi-Giwen: Coming Home — Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop
June 17—21, 2019
Second floor, theatre lobby
From the 1950s to the 1980s, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their parents, families and communities by child intervention services and placed in non-Indigenous foster homes. These children were disconnected from their families, communities, culture and language. Many of these children experienced abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. The effects of this dark period in Canada's history, known as the Sixties Scoop, are still felt by survivors and their families today.
Bi-Giwen: Coming Home — Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop shares the personal testimonials of strength and resilience of twelve survivors in this first-of-its-kind exhibit.
This exhibit is organized by the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) and is presented in partnership with the Royal Alberta Museum.
Learn more about SSISA here: https://www.ssisa.ca/