Manitoba apologizes to survivors of '60s Scoop
Last updated 7/31/2015 at 5:15pm
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...