Judge directs mini-hearing

The Honourable Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered there to be a “mini-trial” with representative Plaintiff Marcia Brown to present oral evidence “on the following narrow issue”:

If Canada had consulted with Indian Bands (as per s. 2(2) of the 1965 Agreement) what ideas or advice would have been provided that could have prevented the Indian children who had been removed and placed in non-Aboriginal foster or adoptive homes from losing their Aboriginal identity?

The date of the hearing has not been fixed, but the Judge has indicated that it should take place the second half of January or early February and that His Honour’s decision on the summary judgment motion will follow soon thereafter.

If you wish to read the Judge’s decision about the mini-hearing, click here.

If you intend on coming to the mini-hearing, click here.

This is an opportunity to tell Canada, whose lawyers say our country owes no obligation whatsoever to protect the cultural identity of its First Nations peoples, what it could have done if it cared to listen and if its purpose was other than assimilation, if not extermination, of aboriginal identity.

We will post the date of the mini-hearing as soon as it is known.

If you would like to receive a copy of a season’s greeting letter we recently sent to the Honourable Prime Minister and other persons concerned about human rights, click here.

If you want an electronic image of the poster that we sent to the Honourable Prime Minister, click here.

Stay tuned.

Meegwetch

Ontario Sixties Scoop Steering Committee

 

 

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6 Responses to Judge directs mini-hearing

  1. Harry Gesic says:

    Hello I would like to talk to Marcia Brown how do I get a hold of her . I think I’m a prime example of losing my aboriginal identity. Since I was three months old I didn’t even think I was aboriginal or know what it was to know my culture or language etc. So please let me know how to contact Marcia Brown thank you.

    • Tammy Mason (Tabobondung) says:

      Harry, I think there are several of us in the same situation. Detached from our culture with expectance to fit into mainstream while our emotions within feel very different. Thank you for exposing the courage to step forward. I am as well still piecing my family tree together and learning and appreciating my culture that I was not privileged to inherit until this point in my life. I am pleased to see there is a safe haven for those of us that couldn’t speak for ourselves to come to and read each other’s posts and make awareness we are not alone. Thank you!

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  3. victoria says:

    I,m a 0s scoop survivor and i have been tormented most of my life over this and now I did not know about this till 4 yrs ago so I pray the Judge will compensate us of all the abuse and torment ….Marcia God give you the right words on that day /././.

  4. James Black says:

    I spoke up for our First Nation Teachers and Children that were abused in Ontario Education and I was kicked out of the Ontario Teaching Profession As a teacher in the Northwest Territories I wrote a report that helped end Residential Schools in the Arctic. We must do more to protect innocent children. (Google Bad teachers: Ontario’s secret list | Toronto Star )

  5. Everyone who has been affected by Canadian government policies of removal of the children’s from the first nation’s communities (family). Our story’s must be told you cannot bury our history. Many of us are no longer with us it’s time. Fifty fours years later I still wonder who are my blood relitves. I’m part of the of the arena adoption program. May you all find your way home.

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