Lethbridge College opens up Sixties Scoop exhibit for Truth and Reconciliation week

Lethbridge College Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibit location (Photo Credits - Lethbridge College)

"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.

Sandra Welling, President of the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta partnered up with the College’s team to open the exhibit and to be hands on called Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibit.

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.

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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.

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Visitors at the previous Exhibit event (Photo Credits - SSISA) 

 

Welling says that there will be a group present along with other members from the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta for support due to the impactful stories, which is emotional for some that walk through the exhibit.

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.

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