Film Screening: Birth of a Family -Wed, June 28 – 7 pm

Aboriginal History Month Film: Birth of a Family Location:  K’omoks Band Hall, 3320 Comox Rd., Courtenay Three Indigenous sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families, meet together for the first time in this moving  documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s Sixties Scoop, they were four of […]

Aboriginal History Month Film: Birth of a Family

Location:  K’omoks Band Hall, 3320 Comox Rd., Courtenay

Three Indigenous sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families, meet together for the first time in this moving  documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s Sixties Scoop, they were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

Birth of a Family (Trailer) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

Co-hosted by World Community, Comox Valley Transition Society, and Immigrant Welcome Centre

Panel discussion to follow. Admission is free. Everyone welcome. FMI: phone  250-897-0511