Truth & Reconciliation Film Screening “Birth of a Family”

September 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre - Rotary Hall
333 King St. Midland
ON L4R 3M7

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This deeply moving documentary film will be at the MCC for an exclusive screening event with a panel discussion to follow

In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.

Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Sixties Scoop Survivors and the Working Together-Wijinokiwag Program facilitator for a discussion about how we can create a better future for all people.