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Expert available: Canada to offer compensation to survivors of Sixties Scoop

Friday, October 6, 2017

A UWaterloo expert is available to speak to the media about the federal government’s plan to give financial compensation to survivors of the Sixties Scoop.

Lori Campbell — Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre

Lori Campbell is the director of the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC). The centre is located at St. Paul’s University College, at the University of Waterloo. A goal of WAEC is to educate the public about the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada throughout history, a necessary component of reconciliation.

“The significance of the settlement is that the Ontario Supreme Court recognizes that forcibly removing Indigenous children and adopting them into non-Indigenous families was not OK. The result of the adoptions is loss of language, culture and Indigenous identity,” said Campbell. “I am a survivor of the Sixties Scoop and have spent my entire adult life searching for the rest of my family.”

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Matthew Grant
University of Waterloo
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uwaterloo.ca/news
@uwaterloonews

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