"There where other acts of assimilation beyond Residential School that has impacted Indigenous people and continues to impact Indigenous people. With this exhibit, so that people can get a better understanding of what the Sixties Scoop was and the impact it's had specifically on this country." - Sandra Welling, President of the Sixites Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta
Lethbridge College will unveil it’s Sixties Scoop exhibit that will be open to the public that will showcase the documented experiences from the Sixties Scoop survivors, as part of the Truth and Reconciliation week from Sep 26-30.
Welling talks about the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibit and what Lethbridge residents can expect when they visit the exhibit.
Sixties Scoop Exhibit (Photo Credits-SSISA)
Welling says that the survivors stories that were collected over time will be displayed within the exhibit in three pods, saying that it’ll be easily accessible for visitors to come and read and learn more about the Sixties Scoop.
Visitors at the previous Exhibit event (Photo Credits - SSISA)
Welling hopes that visitors that spend time within the exhibit will create awareness that there where other acts of assimilation in Canada beyond the Residential School system such as the Sixties Scoop.
To learn more, visit Indigenous Services webpage.