U of S Diefenbaker Canada Centre hosts free community screening of Birth of a Family

SASKATOON – The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is pleased to host a free community screening this week of Birth of a Family, an acclaimed documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, with a panel discussion to follow.

Moderated by Feather Pewapisconias, the panel will include director Tasha Hubbard; Betty Ann Adam, who is featured in the film; and Jacqueline Marie Maurice, who has researched and written about Indigenous child welfare policies in Canada.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
7 pm
Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building
University of Saskatchewan

About Birth of a Family:
Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.
Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.



For more information, contact:

Terresa Ann DeMong
Manager, Diefenbaker Canada Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Cell: 306-260-9566

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