Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: George Vari Engineering Building (245 Church Street), Room 103
Address: 245 Church Street
City/Province: Toronto, Ontario
The 60s scoop is a shameful and little-known era of Canadian history. Following on the heels of the century-long residential schools system, it saw thousands of First Nations children forcibly taken from their homes via the child welfare system. Dr. Raven Sinclair, herself an adoptee of the scoop, comes to Ryerson to raise awareness about this issue.
Means of Production Speakers’ Series at Ryerson University, a project of The Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought, presents an interactive lecture with Dr. Raven Sinclair. Coming all the way from Regina, Saskatchewan, Dr. Sinclair will discuss the progress of her forthcoming film, There’s A Truth To Be Told, a project that involved collecting the stories of ‘60s scoop survivors. The event is FREE.
Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew) is Cree/Assinniboine/Saulteaux from Gordon’s First Nation. She is associate professor of social work at the University of Regina and the Assistant Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre. She was an editor of Wícihitowin, the first Canadian social work book written by First Nations, Inuit and Métis authors who are educators at schools of social work across Canada.