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OCT 24, 2012

NAN SUPPORTS SIXTIES SCOOP CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS 

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic will show support for a landmark class action lawsuit on the loss of cultural identity known as the “Sixties Scoop” at a rally and legal proceedings in Toronto this week.

“The Sixties Scoop saw many First Nation youth removed from their home communities and raised without any sense of their heritage or cultural identity,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic, who holds the social services portfolio. “This was a continuation of the assimilation policies inflicted upon First Nations through the Residential School system and is a very significant case for NAN First Nations.”

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