The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF), a national Indigenous-led charity based in Ottawa, is developing a new exhibition that will focus on the history, voices, and legacies of the Sixties Scoop.
The exhibition will include images, works of art, video clips, and factual information, but the most important aspect of it will be the voices of the Child Welfare Survivors themselves. The LHF would welcome the opportunity to interview approximately ten Survivors from across the country, who were “scooped” by the child welfare system from the 1940s to the 1980s, about their experiences before being adopted, in their adoptive homes, and as adults. These interviews would, with the permission of the Survivors, be recorded and would be respectfully incorporated into the exhibition in video and audio formats. The interviews can, in most cases, be recorded in the Survivor’s location. Health and cultural supports, and an honorarium will be provided.
If you are interested in contributing to this project, please complete the participant form HERE and submit it no later than Friday, 13 January 2017.
For more information on this important project visit the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network website.