Birth of a Family
Richmond Hill Public Library
1 Atkinson Street, Richmond, Ontario, L4C 0H5
In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America. Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.
This event is part of the AABIZIINGWASHI (Wide Awake), the NFB Indigenous cinema on tour. To find a screening near you, click here.