Sixties Scoop survivors can apply for compensation starting Monday

Survivors of the Sixties Scoop can now apply for compensation under the federal government’s settlement agreement.

People who are eligible may receive up to $50,000 in compensation.

Click here for more information: Class Action Sixties Scoop Settlement

The settlement is for the thousands of status First Nation and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and placed in non-Indigenous homes.

Non-status and Metis were left out of the deal.

The compensation package is part of a $875 million deal between survivors and the federal government.

The government estimates that 20,000 survivors will split $750-million.

The government added $75-million for lawyer’s fees and $50-million will go towards into a healing fund.

Click here for more: Sixties Scoop

44 thoughts on “Sixties Scoop survivors can apply for compensation starting Monday

  1. well I was adopted into a white American family an had a good upbringing. I was fortunate, however MY WHOLE LIFE AND TO THIS DAY, I DO NOT FEEL LIKE I BELONG ANYWHERE. I was taught that natives were beneath me, even though I myself was native. And I have and still to this day, am ashamed to be native. And while the native community has been very welcoming to me, I have no clue about anything, and therefore I do not feel comfortable around natives. I don’t really care about the money as no amount of money can give me my WHOLE LIFE BACK. OR CHANGE THINGS. There is no amount of money that can take back, cure, or even make me feel better. I still do not know my who my biological family is. ALL I HAVE IS MY PICTURE FROM THE CATALOGUE THAT MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME FROM!

  2. well I was adopted into a white American family an had a good upbringing. I was fortunate, however MY WHOLE LIFE AND TO THIS DAY, I DO NOT FEEL LIKE I BELONG ANYWHERE. I was taught that natives were beneath me, even though I myself was native. And I have and still to this day, am ashamed to be native. And while the native community has been very welcoming to me, I have no clue about anything, and therefore I do not feel comfortable around natives. I don’t really care about the money as no amount of money can give me my WHOLE LIFE BACK. OR CHANGE THINGS. There is no amount of money that can take back, cure, or even make me feel better. I still do not know my who my biological family is. ALL I HAVE IS MY PICTURE FROM THE CATALOGUE THAT MY PARENTS BOUGHT ME FROM!

  3. There is no amount they can give that would pay for my loss of culture and language. That is what we are recieving this for. And not likely will it be 50 thousand. With 22000 estimated to apply it will be a lot more like 20k.

  4. There is no amount they can give that would pay for my loss of culture and language. That is what we are recieving this for. And not likely will it be 50 thousand. With 22000 estimated to apply it will be a lot more like 20k.

  5. Here here… It started with Blue Quills Residential School my late mother AND my late grandparents being taken there and started the whold horrific cycles of abuse…

  6. To those who say that 50, 000 per survivor is not enough…
    That is as I say, per survivor. It is enough to start your life over, there is a new fund set aside for healing if you need further consultation, closure rather than going back to your old ways, whatever traumatic ways those may be…
    Rather than ‘spit’ on the amount being given out, be thankful for it, be thankful the case has not been dragging on longer than it has. Be thankful your lawyer won’t be taking his/ her cut out of that amount. Just be thankful because where else are you going to get that amount of money as a way of apology? As anything, short of winning a lottery…

    1. There is no amount they can give that would pay for my loss of culture and language. That is what we are recieving this for. And not likely will it be 50 thousand. With 22000 estimated to apply it will be a lot more like 20k.

  7. To those who say that 50, 000 per survivor is not enough…
    That is as I say, per survivor. It is enough to start your life over, there is a new fund set aside for healing if you need further consultation, closure rather than going back to your old ways, whatever traumatic ways those may be…
    Rather than ‘spit’ on the amount being given out, be thankful for it, be thankful the case has not been dragging on longer than it has. Be thankful your lawyer won’t be taking his/ her cut out of that amount. Just be thankful because where else are you going to get that amount of money as a way of apology? As anything, short of winning a lottery…

    1. There is no amount they can give that would pay for my loss of culture and language. That is what we are recieving this for. And not likely will it be 50 thousand. With 22000 estimated to apply it will be a lot more like 20k.

  8. Hi. I was placed in non Indigenous homes. Ive lost my tongue n culture. Ive been in n out of jail all my life. All I cud remember is dat the RMCP with a white lady coming n taking us away. Wen we finally got to go home. I didnt understand my family language. All i understood was english.. I wanna know is wen r they gonna start paying out. Ive done all i needed to do. So if anyone wud know of wen they gonna start paying out let me kno. Thank you

  9. I think the numbers should be 2 billion…875 million….what a joke…Trudeau paid a terrorist 10 million for a wrongful jail conviction….

  10. Hi. I was placed in non Indigenous homes. Ive lost my tongue n culture. Ive been in n out of jail all my life. All I cud remember is dat the RMCP with a white lady coming n taking us away. Wen we finally got to go home. I didnt understand my family language. All i understood was english.. I wanna know is wen r they gonna start paying out. Ive done all i needed to do. So if anyone wud know of wen they gonna start paying out let me kno. Thank you

  11. I think the numbers should be 2 billion…875 million….what a joke…Trudeau paid a terrorist 10 million for a wrongful jail conviction….

  12. Send the bill to the catholic church let them pay half of the healing payments or band aid not the taxpayers

  13. Send the bill to the catholic church let them pay half of the healing payments or band aid not the taxpayers

  14. I was uprehennded twice the second time I was placed in a non indigonous family where I was for for then 2 years myself and younger brother. My parents went to court and given back their parental rights to us. The application states permanent ward and I seen comments where it won’t qualifies us? Is that true ? I started the application but just need to tell my story just wondering I I should proceed with my application and submit and he denied. I need further clarification.

  15. I was uprehennded twice the second time I was placed in a non indigonous family where I was for for then 2 years myself and younger brother. My parents went to court and given back their parental rights to us. The application states permanent ward and I seen comments where it won’t qualifies us? Is that true ? I started the application but just need to tell my story just wondering I I should proceed with my application and submit and he denied. I need further clarification.

  16. Adopted to residential victimizated aboriginal/native/Indian homes should be accounted for. “From A-Z in the alphabet you name of any abuse it happened to me.” Those of us should be honored for stopping the cycle of abuse by keeping of children and grandchildren. New knowledge passed on from the past that is hard to be forgotten.

  17. Adopted to residential victimizated aboriginal/native/Indian homes should be accounted for. “From A-Z in the alphabet you name of any abuse it happened to me.” Those of us should be honored for stopping the cycle of abuse by keeping of children and grandchildren. New knowledge passed on from the past that is hard to be forgotten.

  18. Yes I dont think the ones who were placed in First Nations homes qualify which is B.s. I myself was one of those. I was put into a really abusive first nations home when I was 3 . But I was in non-first nations when I was first born. But I dont agree with this because there were some first nations homes that were just as brutal.

  19. Yes I dont think the ones who were placed in First Nations homes qualify which is B.s. I myself was one of those. I was put into a really abusive first nations home when I was 3 . But I was in non-first nations when I was first born. But I dont agree with this because there were some first nations homes that were just as brutal.

  20. I applied last year july.2017 when i heard of this, and hearing some news on this is good news but some people aintvhappy with the number put up as a settlement, as for me i agree as they’re things done n remembered since, i have no memories of the good things in my childhood, as intimidation came from both child care n home, me n younger brother n cousins were tortured be those that were s’pose to have my back n love for me….i aint saying drugs n alcohol were a cushion to hug to forget them memories but it helped but that istnt the answer i grew to forgive those abusers but i will never forget, i feel for those that were effected in this as i was taken from my broken home in 1973 (i was 5) til i ran away from the system at 13yrs old, i bounced from home to finding a place to sleep, today i suffer from anxiety n depression…..people think i aint effected too bad, but i bottle my dark memories n dont share them as i help those before i help myself n im starting to lose the battle im now 50yrs old, have kids n grandbabies, i made a promise to never show my kids the inside of the childcare system, i since am keeping that promise but still have a 8yr old to watch grow….if this number is firm i will take it as it is something but it will never remove the scars i endured in them homes, not all homes were bad….

  21. The 60 scoop is not covering abuse. It is for those placed in non indigenous homes that failed to support our culture. Loss of ones culture and traditions. You can jion other provincial suits for Child Abuse etc.

  22. I applied last year july.2017 when i heard of this, and hearing some news on this is good news but some people aintvhappy with the number put up as a settlement, as for me i agree as they’re things done n remembered since, i have no memories of the good things in my childhood, as intimidation came from both child care n home, me n younger brother n cousins were tortured be those that were s’pose to have my back n love for me….i aint saying drugs n alcohol were a cushion to hug to forget them memories but it helped but that istnt the answer i grew to forgive those abusers but i will never forget, i feel for those that were effected in this as i was taken from my broken home in 1973 (i was 5) til i ran away from the system at 13yrs old, i bounced from home to finding a place to sleep, today i suffer from anxiety n depression…..people think i aint effected too bad, but i bottle my dark memories n dont share them as i help those before i help myself n im starting to lose the battle im now 50yrs old, have kids n grandbabies, i made a promise to never show my kids the inside of the childcare system, i since am keeping that promise but still have a 8yr old to watch grow….if this number is firm i will take it as it is something but it will never remove the scars i endured in them homes, not all homes were bad….

  23. The 60 scoop is not covering abuse. It is for those placed in non indigenous homes that failed to support our culture. Loss of ones culture and traditions. You can jion other provincial suits for Child Abuse etc.

  24. The one thing I do not agree upon with this suit is when the interior lawyers started this class action suit it was specifically for 875 million for Ontario survivors of the sixties scoop. Then the government opens it up to all provinces which I have no issue with however the compensation stayed the exact same amount. Which means Ontario had thought maybe three four thousand maybe even up to 10,000. Now they’re expecting 20 thousand and I would suspect that’s more accurate. The level of compensation is flawed, is seriously inaccurate for survivors.

  25. The one thing I do not agree upon with this suit is when the interior lawyers started this class action suit it was specifically for 875 million for Ontario survivors of the sixties scoop. Then the government opens it up to all provinces which I have no issue with however the compensation stayed the exact same amount. Which means Ontario had thought maybe three four thousand maybe even up to 10,000. Now they’re expecting 20 thousand and I would suspect that’s more accurate. The level of compensation is flawed, is seriously inaccurate for survivors.

  26. i applied for the sixties scoop is that the same thing ..waiting for latest information my account was not working for awhile

  27. i applied for the sixties scoop is that the same thing ..waiting for latest information my account was not working for awhile

  28. 50,000 isn’t enough for years of abuse then go through life reliving that shit
    I spent 20 plus years being a junkie drunken rig hand poor parent
    I lived in Arlee Montana for 3 years running from the welfare system 13 until 16 came back when I was 16
    Needs to be redone this case
    That’s just my thought thou

  29. wonder if this is the same scam as the “truth and reconciliation” gag order, where survivors, after being re-traumatized and “evaluated”, before receiving any $ compensation, are told they MUST sign a form stating that they, once compensated, WILL NEVER TALK OF THEIR ABUSES AGAIN… and this is “truth and reconciliation”… the canadian way…

    1. Hey Nicole? Do you know if this was the Aboriginal Healing Fund set up by the Canadian government? I ask because I saw a recent presentation in my class that was created by the Aboriginal Healing fund, and I thought this was the same body that forced Indigenous people to not talk about their abuses at residential schools upon receiving the ‘payout.’ I’m trying to find information on the internet but am having a hard time with sources.

  30. No compensation for those of us who were placed in Indigenous homes from another First Nation. We were also removed from our own culture and family.

    1. Hi Gloria,

      Are you saying that you know there isn’t compensation for that situation? I have a friend who was part of the 60’s scoop and was given up for adoption to another FN, nothing like his culture and was abused. Please let me know if you have more info to offer me, I want to help him in this fight. Miigwech.

      1. Hi! I would like to be in on this information. As I also was placed in homes on my reserve and severely abused.

  31. 50,000 isn’t enough for years of abuse then go through life reliving that shit
    I spent 20 plus years being a junkie drunken rig hand poor parent
    I lived in Arlee Montana for 3 years running from the welfare system 13 until 16 came back when I was 16
    Needs to be redone this case
    That’s just my thought thou

  32. wonder if this is the same scam as the “truth and reconciliation” gag order, where survivors, after being re-traumatized and “evaluated”, before receiving any $ compensation, are told they MUST sign a form stating that they, once compensated, WILL NEVER TALK OF THEIR ABUSES AGAIN… and this is “truth and reconciliation”… the canadian way…

    1. Hey Nicole? Do you know if this was the Aboriginal Healing Fund set up by the Canadian government? I ask because I saw a recent presentation in my class that was created by the Aboriginal Healing fund, and I thought this was the same body that forced Indigenous people to not talk about their abuses at residential schools upon receiving the ‘payout.’ I’m trying to find information on the internet but am having a hard time with sources.

  33. No compensation for those of us who were placed in Indigenous homes from another First Nation. We were also removed from our own culture and family.

    1. Hi Gloria,

      Are you saying that you know there isn’t compensation for that situation? I have a friend who was part of the 60’s scoop and was given up for adoption to another FN, nothing like his culture and was abused. Please let me know if you have more info to offer me, I want to help him in this fight. Miigwech.

      1. Hi! I would like to be in on this information. As I also was placed in homes on my reserve and severely abused.

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