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.
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