Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, The Venue

Birth of a Family

Birth of a Family

  • Tasha Hubbard
  • 79 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, The Venue

Sponsored by Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies; School for the Study of Canada – Trent University; The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough

Four siblings, all Sixties Scoop survivors, rekindle their lost family connections decades after their forced adoptions.

Adopted as infants into separate families across North America, four siblings meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben are four of the 20,000 Indigenous children who were taken from their families between 1955 and 1985. As they piece together their shared history, their connection deepens. Bringing laughter with it, a family begins to take shape.