Sixties Scoop: More Than Sorry

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(24 Oct-15 Nov worldwide) On May 28, 2018, the Alberta Government publicly apologized to the families that were affected by 60s Scoop, in which Indigenous children were removed from their families and placed with mostly non-Indigenous families. Simply saying sorry is not enough. There are multiple people on a healing journey to overcome the past. Adam North Peigan, Shiela Williams, and Wally Arcand share their story. Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) has worked with Alberta government to start the process to listen to those affected by the 60s Scoop to make the apology possible. The 60s Scoop Project will create an awareness of the history of the 60s Scoop and what effects it had on Indigenous families. We want to educate people about the 60s Scoop as a part of the continued acts of reconciliation to build a stronger Canada.

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Aretha is a storyteller and entrepreneur. She is co-owner of Miyo Pimatisiwin Productions Inc and owner of Simplistique Media Inc, where she works as a producer, writer, and filmmaker. Aretha is a leader that inspires others to follow their passions and encourages them to use every opportunity to grow their skills. In 2016, Aretha was recognized as Cultural Ambassador for the Women of Inspiration Award from the Canadian Business Chicks for her work in mentoring youth in filmmaking.


Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse is of Cree and Mohawk descent from the Michel First Nation. She uses film, radio, and other media to tell stories and break down social barriers between Indigenous people and the broader community. Through her work with the Edmonton


Shift Lab, the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge at the University of Alberta and many other projects, she brings Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing to questions of institutional change and social transformation.

Jodi is the founder and co-owner of Miyo-Pimatisiwin Productions and is also the producer and broadcaster of an award-winning Indigenous radio program called Acimowin. Jodi’s interests are Indigenous media, Indigenous legal traditions, Indigenous feminism, social innovation and Indigenous futurisms. Her work is dedicated to uplifting Indigenous peoples, stories, traditions and laws.

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Directed by Aretha Greatrix
Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse

Written by Aretha Greatrix

Production Company Miyio Pimatisiwin Productions

Produced by Aretha Greatrix

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