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  • as an indigenous child.

  • I was trafficked from Northern Sasquatch when I was adopted when I was two.

  • We were brought up for a short while in Saskatoon E.

  • I have two older sisters.

  • We were taken from our biological parents down to the Southern Sasquatch.

  • When we moved to White Rock in British Columbia.

  • We went through two or three foster homes all the way to Africa.

  • We ended up moving to England all the way to onto area.

  • We were adopted into a non indigenous household, which is about 3000 miles away from our traditional territories.

  • Booth.

  • Black cars or dark cars could just kind of come up the back roads and scoop up Children.

  • Not with how I was apprehended.

  • I honestly my sisters and I believe we were the only ones we thought our experience growing up with non indigenous folks was unique.

  • S social service with services would write what they said was your story.

  • It wasn't quite literally the truth, but it was the truth in which they decided to depict your story.

  • My sisters and I, we all ran away from home by this home or 15 years old to escape a very, very violent home and sexual abuse.

  • I was documented as a failure to thrive child in the foster care system.

  • And I believe that was from being overwhelmed and not understanding not being told in my language because I only spoke cree.

  • I wasn't even told that I was Maiti.

  • So because of that, I didn't really know a lot about things, especially growing up is being very young in White Rock.

  • And then again, England, it was even more far removed from, you know, from where I waas.

  • Yeah, I just wanted my parents to say that they looked for us, that they missed us.

  • E think we were a painful reminder of what was taken away from them and even that guilt that they were left with.

  • And I find that that's Khanna straight across the board for a lot of biological families.

  • Yeah, the settlement includes a $50 million foundation for healing, commemoration, education, language and culture.

  • But we know there are other claims left unresolved.

  • So we're working to address harm suffered by other indigenous Children as a result of the sixties scoop throughout this whole process of the settlement of you know, the little bit of education that's out there on the Internet about the sixties scoop Survivors have not been given the option to tell their stories.

  • It's not enough to talk about it.

  • We need to show Canadians and people in the world how far we've been taken from our traditional lands as indigenous people and having our identities erased.

  • It's really important to see that this legacy, which is within my lifetime, we are a people who have been here for thousands of years on bond in a very short period of time were pulled up on dripped apart on bond, really the culture killed for very many people, and because of that you have a displaced people within their own land on did.

  • It makes a difference when you try to understand who these people are, where they come from and what kind of things have been put through.

  • It's really validating to meet with other adoptees who have the similar similar experiences and feel like they don't fit in anywhere.

  • The vast connection that we have and the vast disconnection we have.

  • I know there's a word for it because I'm thinking of it increased, but we have a word of, you know, Armando win like that.

  • Good path, that good walk.

  • So if I know the hardship of the people, then you would know the hearts of the hardship of the others that live around you on this walk.

as an indigenous child.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/20
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