Engagement sessions with Métis were held at Clarion Hotel & Suites on Portage Avenue on Saturday and Sunday.
Métis Sixties Scoop Survivors were invited to come and to share their stories. The sessions were created to help determine what people want to see in the process of reconciliation.
As a press release showed, many Métis children were detained and moved to new families from 1951 to 1991. Sometimes those families were located thousands of kilometers from the kids’ homes.
In December, the National Council of the Metis launched a Sixties Scoop web portal and the registration database that links Métis Survivors from across the country to the reconciliation process.
Darryl Landry, 50, was at the session. He said that he spent about three years in a school near Toronto and he lived in several foster homes. The man came to Clarion Hotel & Suites to be sure that similar actions will not be repeated in the future.
Donna Cosgrove, 68, said that she was born in Winnipeg but she was sent to Vancouver. When the woman grew up, she spent many years in search of her brothers and sisters.
There will be several more sessions in April.