Reconciliation for Métis 60’s Scoop Survivors
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MNBC President working together with MMF and the Métis Nation to address reconciliation for Métis 60’s Scoop Survivors
Dozens of Métis survivors of the ’60s Scoop shared their stories over the weekend at a symposium in Winnipeg. The two-day event, hosted by the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), brought Métis National Council (MNC) leaders together with survivors from across the homeland. The mission was to provide support and to collect input, which will then be presented to the federal government as they work toward reconciliation.
Last year, the federal government announced that it would pay hundreds of millions of dollars to First Nations children who were taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families, but Métis survivors were not included in the package.
A trauma team was on site all weekend at the symposium, which took place at the Fort Gary Hotel, to support survivors in attendance.
President Clara Morin Dal-Col speaking of the event stated, “there was not a dry eye in the room, as survivors told their stories. The strength and resiliency of the Métis Nation was clearly demonstrated by the participants, and I look forward to working with President Chartrand to reach a settlement on behalf of our citizens."
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(featured photo) L-R: Shannon Marks, Shannon's Mother Joyce Dwyer, MMF President David Chartrand, MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col
(photo 2) L-R: Joyce Dwyer, Shannon Marks, President Morin Dal Col