Calendar of Events

Indigenous Adoptee Rallies, Feasts, Ceremonies and Gatherings

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2017 National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network Gathering

Save the dates!! Mark your calendars!!

When: September 28, 29, 30 and Oct 1st, 2017

Where: Waupoos Farm, Ottawa ON

Four days of  ceremony, cultural teachings, learning, sharing, support and friendship in a fun, safe, supportive environment.

For ’60s scoop’ Indigenous adoptees , foster care survivors and their families

More information to come soon!!!

AUGUST 16th, 2016

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2016 Indigenous Adoptee Pipe Ceremony and Feast

In anticipation of the historical class action hearing for sixties scoop survivors we are holding a Pipe Ceremony and Feast on August 16, 2016.

This hearing may set precedent for those impacted but also triggering for those impacted and excluded by the class action. for more information
Hearing date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sixties Scoop Hearing in Toronto at the Osgoode Hall Court House

Self care and prayers and feast for Indigenous adoptees and foster care survivors impacted by colonial child welfare policies known as the 60’s Scoop

WHERE:: Victoria Island, Aboriginal Experiences space
WHEN :AUGUST 16th , 2016
TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

In the spirit of Feasting protocol please bring a dish if you can and feast bundles(your own dishes) to reduce waste.
Traditional food accepted gratefully.

Come join us for a community event to heal, pray and work towards supporting survivors of colonial child welfare policies that have created trauma, loss of culture and identity of thousands of First Nation Metis and Inuit people.

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***Pipe carriers/drums plz email

AUGUST 23rd, 2016

Join Marcia Brown and other survivors of the Sixties Scoop for a rally outside the courthouse to begin our week in court. The case began 7 years ago and is now finally being heard.


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AUGUST 23rd, 2016

Join us to support the beginning of the class action suit.

FREE TRANSPORTATION to Toronto August 23, 2016 for the rally and class action proceedings.

Please register your pick up. MORE INFO HERE!

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Join us in Toronto!


Date: April 29, 2016


Locals Push for Call to Action on Native Child Welfare Issues

Joining a national trend that promotes changes to native child welfare issues in Canada, the Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare in Ottawa will kick- off a Solidarity Rally at Parliament Hill on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 12 PM.

The effort responds to the problem of past and current child welfare issues that include: the ‘60’s Scoop, illegal adoptions from the 50’s and the current breakup of Indigenous families in the foster care system. The overall intent of the rally is to demand a resolve to colonial native child policies that continue to displace and revoke the cultural and human potential of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

WHO:            Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare- Organizers are: Colleen Cardinal-Hele, Duane Morrisseau-Beck and Elaine Kicknosway

WHERE:       Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

WHAT:          Call to Action for Native Child Welfare Issues

WHEN:          Friday, April 29, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Ottawa Adoptee group is a small group of individuals affected by the ‘60’s Scoop. The group is hosting a Solidarity Rally to raise the issue of native child welfare issues to advance their work on the ‘60’s scoop. The group also aims to expand the impact of their work to existing native child welfare issues by engaging all Indigenous peoples affected by Canada’s policies aimed at taking the native of out of the child. The Ottawa Adoptee group hosted two successful national gatherings (2014 and 2015) and is assisting other grassroots organizations across the country to host reginal gatherings to meet the community’s healing needs. The Ottawa Adoptee group is calling the current government of Canada to address the issues contained in a letter that was sent to the Prime Minister in December 2015; no response has been received.