Aug 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Birth of a Family (2016 | 1 h 19 min), by Tasha Hubbard
Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.
Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.
Watch the trailer here.
To be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Feather Pewapisconias, and including director Dr. Tasha Hubbard; Betty Ann Adam, who is featured in the film; and Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice, who has researched and written about Indigenous child welfare policies in Canada. More information here.