What We Do & How We Help
- We gather written and multimedia resources addressing Aboriginal child welfare and relevant health and wellness, particularly as it refers to the Sixties Scoop era.
- We provide consulting services regarding health and wellness.
- We organize and host Gatherings and other similar type sessions relating to Aboriginal child welfare, particularly as it applies to the 1960s and 1970s.
Our Goals Are:
- To learn the stories of Aboriginal people served by the child welfare systems of the 1960s and 1970s.
- To explore and identify the connections between the worldviews and beliefs of service providers that contributed to the ongoing oppression of Aboriginal children.
- To develop a model for addressing and reconciling these experiences in a variety of contexts to promote healing and planning for the future of Aboriginal childcare.
- The community comes together to share stories and to bring childhood experiences into the present – to give the child in each of us an opportunity to have a voice – to be heard and to have those feelings and experiences honoured.
- The service providers will be given the opportunity to share their stories, experiences. beliefs and worldviews that led to the development of adoption and foster placement.
- The Elders will share traditional experiences and wisdom of childcare.
- Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal caregivers and service providers will work together to achieve a new understanding of childcare that will stop, forever, the repetition of damaging practices of care.