Manitoba formally apologizes for mass adoption of aboriginal children

Manitoba has become the first province to apologize for the mass adoption of aboriginal children into non-aboriginal families, a historic mea culpa that some survivors hope will spur other governments to follow suit.

Premier Greg Selinger rose in the provincial legislature Thursday and expressed regret for the Sixties Scoop, a period widely regarded as connected to today’s disproportionate number of aboriginal children in foster care.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/manitoba-to-apologize-to-aboriginal-adoptees-thursday/article25012979/

courtesy of: KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON

The Globe and Mail

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