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On May 28, 2018, @RachelNotley stood up in the Legislative assembly of Alberta and spoke these words.

She was the second Premier in Canada to do so.

These next tweets are about what it took to hear those words.
I would like to acknowledge @SSISADRIVEN .

They are the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta.

I was part of the board of directors.

Please take time and follow them. It's a new account. The board is made up entirely of #60sScoop survivors. They could use support.
They are a non profit organization. They worked tirelessly to educate and help form the official apology from the Government of Alberta.

Countless hours went into working with @FeehanRichard and @DanielleLarivee and the staff at Children's Services and Indigenous Relations.
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Good evening folks!

First, thank you for all the RT, likes, and kind comments on my thread yesterday. It was a quick look at my life growing up.

For anyone curious, I reconnected with my bio family when I was 26. It was incredibly awkward at first.
I experienced huge culture shock. I grew up in Alberta and had never experienced the culture, climate or the traditional food.

I'll never forget my first meal at my Nanuk's. It was a caribou head. It was baked and served in front of me. I had no idea what to think.
I wasn't sure if this was a practicle joke, or if they were seriously wanting me to eat this. It wasn't until my 5 year old niece said "Oh! Caribou head!" and dug in without any qualms or questions. My pride took over. If a 5 year old girl could eat this, so could I.
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Good evening folks. My name is Lew Jobs and I'll be hosting this week. I'm Inuvialuit originally from Tuktoyaktuk NWT. I'm a #60sScoop survivor. The name I was given at birth was Allen Craig Gruben. I was taken at birth and given to a white family at 3 weeks of age.
I'll start with a bit about myself. I was born in the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk in 1967. I was taken at birth and put in a receiving home. At 3 weeks of age, I was placed in a foster home in Ft. McPherson. This placement ended up as my permanent home.
The family I was placed with were teachers. He was German, she was American. He was just out of university and started his career in the NWT. They were told that I needed a home. That I was not wanted. They were told this by the social workers.
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