All events to take place at the University of Winnipeg, Convocation Hall, 2nd Floor

Friday, July 24, 2015

Morning session
Open to the Public

7:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Continental breakfast for delegates

9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Overview of Gathering Agenda

9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker
Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: On the connection between Residential School and the Sixties Scoop 

Questions and Discussion

12 NOON

LUNCH BREAK (Provided)

 

AFTERNOON SESSION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1:00 PM

Manitoba’s New Open Birth Records Related to Adoption

Presenter: Janice M. Knight, Provincial Manager Adoption/Post Adoption, Family Services, Province of Manitoba

Questions and Discussion

 

Another country’s experience: Australia and the Stolen Generations

Presenter: Raglan Maddox (Modewa Clan), Postdoctoral Fellow at the Well Living House, Centre of Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto

Questions and Discussion

4:30 PM

Closing Prayer


Saturday, July 25, 2015

morning session
Open to the Public

7:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Outdoor pancake breakfast for delegates and attendees

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Recap

9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Cindy Blackstock, PhD, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada: Learning from the Canadian Human Rights Commission complaint against Canada: failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve and how that relates to the 60’s Scoop

Questions and Discussion

12 NOON

LUNCH BREAK (Provided)

 

afternoon session
OPEN to the public

1:00 PM

Overview of ongoing class action litigation

Roundtable of legal counsel representing ongoing litigation in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta (tbd)

Questions and Discussion

 

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

2:30 PM

Closed discussion for sharing and strategic planning: Adoptees and People who were placed in care 

4:30 PM

Closing Prayer 


Sunday, July 26, 2015

MORNING SESSION
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

7:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Continental breakfast for delegates

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Recap

9:30 AM

Sharing Circle

12 NOON

LUNCH BREAK (Provided)

 

AFTERNOON SESSION
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

1:00 PM

Breakout sessions: Where to go from here

Applying what was heard to identify how to go forward by Manitoba Indigenous adoptees and people placed in care.

(5 groups of 20)

4:30 PM

Closing Prayer