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Thursday, February 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The “Sixties Scoop”: Understanding Implications and Contributing Towards Reconciliation

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From the 1950s to the 1990s, thousands of Indigenous children across Canada were apprehended by provincial governments and places with non-Indigenous families, isolating many from Indigenous culture, language and identity. This session will provide educators with an overview of historical and current insights into the “Sixties Scoop”, as well as increased understanding of its legacy, and arguable continues into present day. You will leave this session with an increased understanding of the complexities of the “Sixties Scoop”, including resources and strategies to contribute towards reconciliation.

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Melissa Purcell

Professional Development, Indigenous Education, Alberta Teachers Association
Melissa Purcell is Dene and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and continues to lead Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation... Read More →

Thursday February 6, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Chateau Lacombe: Salon A
  Indigenous Education  General Interest / Intérêt Général
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 280
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English