Silence to Strength : Writings and Reflections on the Sixties Scoop (FNCR 2023)

SKU: 9781928120339

Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Kegedonce Press
Copyright Date:

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Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith is a Saulteaux woman from Peguis First Nation. From the 1960s through the 1980s the Canadian Children's Aid Society engaged in a large-scale program of removing First Nations children from their families and communities and adopting them out to non-Indigenous families. This systemic abduction of untold thousands of children came to be known as the Sixties Scoop. The lasting disruption from the loss of family and culture is only now starting to be spoken of publicly, as are stories of strength and survivance.

In Silence to Strength: Writings and Reflections on the 60s Scoop, editor Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith gathers together contributions from twenty Sixties Scoop survivors from across the territories of Canada. This anthology includes poems, stories and personal essays from contributors such as Alice McKay, D.B. McLeod, David Montgomery, Doreen Parenteau, Tylor Pennock, Terry Swan, Lisa Wilder, and many more. Courageous writings and reflections that prove there is strength in telling a story, and power in ending the silence of the past.

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