Surviving the Sixties Scoop in Canada: A Conversation with Barbara Bad Elk and Samantha Elk

At the Gillespie Museum on Friday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.: Barbara Bad Elk, a Dakota from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba, Canada, will talk about being is one of 20,000 Indigenous children taken during the era coined the “Sixties Scoop,” a government program that “scooped” children from their families and communities, with the purpose of placing them in white adoption homes.

Barbara Bad Elk writes and speaks in memory of Sixties Scoop children who didn’t make it home and she co-hosts an online radio program, “The Scoop,” with her daughter Sam Elk about discovering cultural diversity in the United States. This event is co-hosted by the Gillespie Museum and SONAR (Stetson’s Organization for Native American Revitalization.) Cultural credit is available.