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  1. Davidjohnmoss@hotmail.com'
    60s(79 actually) Scoop surviver October 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I was taken at 6 months old. My birth mother was almost 18 my grand mother had just passed away befor my birth with no adult present Canada decided in my best interest. I should be put up for adoption, they allowed my mother to breast feed me for 6 months then take me. I grew up with my first memory’s asking why we don’t look the same. my new parents told me I wasn’t there’s. I asked every one where my parents were and one day my uncle told me my Mother was a hooker and probably died on the streets. I never had respect for myself. I am still deeply troubled I struggle all the time. I have since met my biological family and they have tried to accept me. It is hard my children suffer from my loss of connection. all I wanted growing up was a real family and I’m making the most I can out of it.

  2. Whitehawkcurtis@gmail.com'
    Curtis October 9, 2017 at 12:32 am #

    Ive am sixties scoop , three of us out of six sibling , 1 in the nwt , ontario , sask , the other three have passed ,L lost soooo much , i keep in touch with one brother , ghe other brother has been brain washed . And wants nithing to do with us , im the oldest now , and i walk with pain and resntment , loniness and yet im 50 now , we were taking right off the rez , thrown in the back of a 1/2 ton snd locked like a lost dog , that was in the early 70s

  3. wtbird@hotmail.com'
    Ol man October 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    Five members of my family were literally torn away from our mother by the r.c.m.p. who fought them physically as best she could….we descended from Indian families that took no treaty cuz of distrust for the Whiteman….the settlements today for the crimes committed is an insult to our people and the government people should be facing criminal charges just like the Nazis’s had to for crimes against our Indian people….I have never been offered a settlement and I probably never will accept one if offered….

  4. ghebert7@yahoo.ca'
    Greg October 7, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    You can’t buy back forgiveness but you can earn respect. This is the cultural genocide that proceeded residential schools. It is a sad chapter in Canadian relations with First Nations, first generations of a legally recognized people in Canada governed under systemic racism. You can only hope that the lessons of the past create a pathway of change towards self-governance for future generations.

  5. mellzue@gmail.com'
    Melanie c October 7, 2017 at 1:17 am #

    I was part of the 60 scoop as well .
    I don’t know how to process this news
    . I lost my younger brother who was also scooped and sent across the country and separated. He took his own life after barely turning 19yrs.old.
    Foster homes aren’t always the best. the experiences stay with you.. the emotional and physical..it changes you as a person.
    To be made to feel inferior or that your race and culture is inferior hurts and confuses a person. I still deal with this today.

  6. lorettalynn332@gmail.com'
    Loretta John October 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    That’s right,how does this government apply this amount. .
    Between 25000 and 5000 is chum change. .pennies in a bucket. .
    Very sad. .my trauma comes and goes on my healing journey. ,
    Life of trauma still letting and resuffering. .the lawyers have never lived my life..
    In foster care. .from the 60 Scoop.

  7. Activedrywaller@Yahoo.ca'
    Frank Krawchuk October 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    I lost my treaty rites when I was scooped back in 1953 54 no one knew to register us ,this is so unfair,I was born on a rez.and have proof ,more over its more of their genocide,trying to disinfranchise us

  8. Caroline.gaiser@yahoo.ca'
    Caroline October 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    My first language was German. I’m 58. The terrorist is getting 10.000.000. …oh but we get $25.000. omg. What an absolute joke!

  9. jgamblin@live.ca'
    JG October 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    I don’t think it’s about money but at the same time I wonder why they would think that settlement makes any sense in light of the settkement they gave Omar Khdar?? How in the hell is he better and deserving of more??They were children ripped from there families, their culture, their homeland, their life, only to be treated with abuse or like slaves. Feeling shame for who they are. Taking their own lives.