Former president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, and Sixties Scoop Survivor, Robert Doucette announced his intent to file a lawsuit.
Last fall, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett made a statement of apology for native and Inuit Sixties Scoop survivors, excluding the Metis survivors from the list.
Doucette says it’s time to file a lawsuit for the actions that happened in the 60’s to the metis…
“Both levels of government are not taking responsibility for their actions and now leave Metis 60’s group survivors no choice but to defend their selves and we will hold both levels of Government accountable for the damage they brought on Metis individuals.” stated Doucette.
The Sixties Scoop was a practice of taken native, metis, and inuit children away from their families and placing them in foster care or up for adoption in during the 1960’s.