A GENERATION TAKEN

Stories of the Sixties Scoop in Alberta and aboriginal child welfare today

By Cameron Perrier

Rhonda Chapman (second from left, middle row) was placed as a foster child in a Seventh Day Adventist family with her sister at the age of seven. She was then formally adopted by the same family and moved to Australia. Chapman's experience is part of the Sixties Scoop - a soft assimilation effort by the government to integrate aboriginal children into mainstream Canadian society. (Photo courtesy of Rhonda Chapman)