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Manitoba apologizes to survivors of '60s Scoop

 

Last updated 7/31/2015 at 5:15pm

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Manitoba became Canada's first province to offer an apology to children of the 60s Scoop. Here Premier Greg Sellinger, center, is joined by Assembly of Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, left, at the ceremony.

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba became the first Canadian province to offer an apology to thousands of Indigenous children who were taken from their homes during the 1960s and adopted out to families-mostly non-Native, and a majority of whom went to the United States.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger offered a formal apology on June 18, to the survivors of the '60s Scoop and their families.

"Today, I would like to apologize on behalf of the province for the imposition of this practice," the premier said in the provincial legislature in downtown Winnipeg. Survivors, family members and aborigin...



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