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Canadian Government Settles Suit by Indigenous Children Forced into Adoption

HeadlineOct 09, 2017

Canada’s government has agreed to pay out 750 million Canadian dollars to indigenous people who were separated from their families as children and put up for adoption with non-Native families. The program, known as the “Sixties Scoop,” ran from the 1960s into the 1980s and affected as many as 30,000 children. Among them was Chief Marcia Brown Martel, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Chief Marcia Brown Martel: “I have great hope that because we’ve reached this plateau, that this again will never, ever happen in Canada again.”

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