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Julie Ali This group spends more time and money on spin than action.--Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta can’t commit to any formal apology for the ’60s Scoop without talking to indigenous families about how to make the gesture meaningful.---------Craig Makinaw, the Alberta regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, said the next step should be meaningful action. “There are other things that need to be dealt with other than the apology,” said Makinaw.


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An estimated 20,000 indigenous children were taken by child welfare agents starting in the 1960s and put into the care of non-indigenous families on the premise they…
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Julie Ali This group spends more time and money on spin than action.
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http://globalnews.ca/news/3349328/alberta-premier-rachel-notley-says-talks-continue-on-60s-scoop-apology/

March 31, 2017 2:00 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says talks continue on ’60s Scoop apology



Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pauses to look out a window at Coal Harbour during an interview in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 6, 2016.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pauses to look out a window at Coal Harbour during an interview in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday December 6, 2016.
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Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta can’t commit to any formal apology for the ’60s Scoop without talking to indigenous families about how to make the gesture meaningful.
She says what happened was traumatic and the effects on families still reverberate and need to be addressed.
“It’s not just a matter … of getting up and apologizing,” Notley said Friday.



“It’s really something that should be the outcome of some very meaningful engagement and discussion with the people who were victims of the Scoop. Our government will now engage in conversations with a number of different representatives of indigenous groups to determine what they think is the best way forward.
“Then we’ll talk about what it would look like after we’ve done that. Not before.”
Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan is meeting with affected groups.
An estimated 20,000 indigenous children were taken by child welfare agents starting in the 1960s and put into the care of non-indigenous families — both in Canada and the United States — on the premise they would receive better care.
The practice has been compared to the dark chapter of Indian residential schools since it stripped indigenous children of their language, culture and traditions. Many survivors have also said they were abused by their adoptive families.
In 2015, the Manitoba government became the first province to formally apologizefor the trauma suffered by those removed from their homes.
Craig Makinaw, the Alberta regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, said the next step should be meaningful action.
“There are other things that need to be dealt with other than the apology,” said Makinaw.



Julie Ali ·
This group of hires like the PC hires before them can spend time and money yapping about action without taking action.
The problems in the child welfare system for example continue in the good old Tory fashion of denials -and when denials are upended by public reporting in the media and social media--there is the creation of  public media events on our tax payer dollar of the roundtable and panel format (#PanelPolitics).
All of these strategies are a waste of energy on the part of government that should be doing the work of actual change. These chatter sessions provide politicians with ample opportunity for media exposure which is useful before upcoming elections but are simply cynical public plays that will not help them get re-elected. Why would we vote for the NDPCs when they are exactly like the PCs?

Get out of the office folks. Come down to the level of citizens. And hear our stories. You can't do PanelPolitics without the main stakeholders. And just chatting and ruminating on issues that already have a ton of solutions from past studies won't solve the problems. It's ridiculous how government will not do the work that it is required to do. Maybe have mummies like Velvet Martin do this work for you all?
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Mickey Andres
Have the First Nations apologized to their own for what part they played in the trauma they say was committed of the sixties scoop or are they without blame at all again.
Where would they be now if they weren't scooped?
I highly doubt they'd be flourishing and speaking native tongue or inspiring the next generation on their reserves.
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Lew Jobs ·
Not all were from a reserve. I'm Inuvialuit from the Western Arctic region. I was removed as a baby. I have 2 older siblings who were left alone.

My Mother didn't drink, wasn't negligent, or harmed me in any way.

Both older siblings are successful professionals. One achieved her masters in nursing and the other helps run the local airport. Both were raised in traditional homes. Both speak their traditional language.

I never got this privilege. I've reconnected with my family in the region. I spoke to others in the community about what happened. All are in agreement that there was no reason why I was removed other than this was a way for the Gov't to again try and assimilate the Indigenous people of that region.
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Julie Ali ·
And what has this to do with the issue at hand? I don't think these families had much choice in the matter of their babies being taken do you? When government decides to do anything, citizens can't do much about it. Hence the messes of greater than 800 kids dead in the child welfare system that we never even knew about until the media went to court to get release of information.
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#SixtiesScoop#GOASPIN--reading these articles of spin makes my head go fuzzy. How is it even possible for the NDP folks to copy the PCs in their deny, delay and deflect strategy with regard to long standing social issues? Doesn't this junk make NDP supporters cringe?
It makes me cringe.
How long can the NDP do the Tory way?
As long as they are in government.
I'm suggesting we find new folks to take action.
If the PCs and the NDPCs are nothing but talk then let us try Wildrose for action.
If they don't do the work, then we play the game of Rotating Political Parties at each election until the work is done.
What is really required here is for mums like Velvet Martin to get the Premier's job and kick GOA Rump.

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