The story of how a ’60s Scoop survivor found his way back home

APTN National News
Thousands of Indigenous children were removed from their homes between the 1960s and 1980s in what is known as the 60s Scoop.

Some were adopted by families around the world.

Orlando Alexis is one of those children.

APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story of how he found his way home.

 

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.


1 thought on “The story of how a ’60s Scoop survivor found his way back home

  1. Thank you for sharing this story because it’s a familiar story to many 60’s scoop survivors. I am a 60’s scoop survivor. I was raised in a small farming community in Ont. I was the only First Nations child in school. Luckily for me I didn’t get beat up at school. Instead I was beaten at home and treated as farm hand. I was treated differently than everyone else in the family. They called me a “squaw” and laughed at me. it was humiliating. I ran away from my adoptive home at age 16 and been on my own since trying to reclaim my sense of well being. I have PTSD and learning to live a better quality of life. Its an up and down roller coaster of highs and lows towards finding self love and determination to find inner peace. Life form me is living each day one day at a time.

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