60s scoop engagement session to help survivors heal

By Kassandra Hornsby
March 12, 2019 - 5:50am

A 60s Scoop survivor engagement session was held at the Rocky Mountain House Native Friendship Centre Friday afternoon.

The 60s Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta has been travelling across the province to give a voice to survivors with discussion on what types of unique support services survivors can reach out to.

Sharon Gladue Paskimin, a sixties scoop survivor and Vice President of the society, says she has faced tremendous loss in her life when she was taken from her family at the age of two.

She says she has lost her language, culture and family which has affected her day to life and has affected many others just like her.

The goal of the society is to start survivors on their individual healing journey, find their sense of belonging and help the provincial government find what services are best suited to help survivors.

Rocky Mountain House is the society’s fifth stop and they’re hoping to reach out to as many people in need in the community and start regular meetings.

Rocky Mountain House by-election scheduled for May

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