January 26, 2011

We’ve made some updates to the site.

1. We’ve added a feature so that claimants can register directly online. Simply fill out the under the “Claimant Form” tab and your application will be sent directly to us.

2. I’ve added a reporting letter that was sent out today, updating everyone about the case. It is available to read in the documents section.

3. We’ve started a facebook group for claimants where they can receive updates and share their stories. Find us at:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116906315030276

There will be more updates coming soon

Thank you,

Alex Hamilton

The Sixties Scoop Lawsuit

Brown and Commanda are the representatives to a class action where they are suiing Canada.

They are suiing Canada on behalf of themselves and possibly 16,000 other aboriginal persons.

They are arguing that a wrongful act was committed. It happened between the years 1965 and 1984 and it has to do with Canada turning a blind eye or outsourcing its duty to preserve aboriginal cultural identity for all of the children in Ontario who were placed in non-aboriginal homes for adoption or as crown ward or foster children. They argue that in consequence of what Canada, or did not do, they lost their cultural identity and this has caused them much pain and suffering.

A judge of the Ontario Superior Court agreed that they had a cause of action, and the case should proceed. On October 14, 2010, on further attendance before the Judge, His Honour made clear that His ruling, as set out in the above reasons, meant the case was certified as a class action (i.e. 2 persons, Brown and Commanda can sue on behalf of a group who have a common interest and who comprise possibly 16, 000 other aboriginal persons).

Please bookmark and return to this site as we expand our resources and make registration available to all individuals impacted by these events.