Friday was the first annual Sixties Scoop National Day of Solidarity, which was marked in Saskatoon by a march from Court of Queen’s Bench over the noon hour to the old Adopt Indian & Métis Program building on 22nd Street.
Survivors and supporters came out protesting for an apology & more inclusive settlement from the government that would include non-status Indians and Metis people.
Kim Turner, who took part in today’s march, says going forward, this process is all about healing.
She came out today to show support for a family member who was taken as part of the Sixties Scoop.
As it stands now, the federal settlement agreement is for Inuit and First Nations children who were placed in non-Indigenous care between 1951 and 1991.
Other rallies were held today in other cities including Ottawa at Parliament Hill.