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Wilfrid Laurier University, BA 201, 75 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario  
Mar 07, 2018 | 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.

Indigenous Education Week at WLU. Guest speakers TBC. Elder opening / welcome; screening, followed by a panel discussion involving three individuals who are survivors of the 60’s scoop and beyond into the 1980’s. More information here.

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