Out of the Shadows
Stories by Sixties Scoop Warriors
Edited by Dr. Maurice, this collection of Sixties Scoop Warrior stories and teachings is testimony to the power of coming out of the shadows and into the light. What will strike the audience most in reading through these heartfelt stories is the phenomenal resilience of the writers, how they not only survived so many traumas, but have come out the other side as such wise and compassionate people. Where one might expect bitterness, and anger, there are expressions of deep gratitude, humility, and forgiveness. Where one might expect blame, we hear from Warriors of the need to let go of resentment and to take personal responsibility for one's choices and one's life. The release of this anthology is timely for individuals, who are beginning and/or continuing their healing journey, their search for a sense of place, belonging and identity and coming home. This book is also of benefit for tireless allies in healing who include family members, extended family members, spouses, close friends, loved ones and community members. The importance of this book is a devastating and stark reminder that currently, thousands of Indigenous and Métis children in North America and worldwide are directly and/or indirectly experiencing child welfare policies and practices which are tragically becoming known as the Millennium Scoop. Dr. Jacqueline Maurice is an expert and author on the Sixties Scoop and the Millennium Scoop. In 2014, she published The Lost Children: A Nation's Shame. Now in 2019, she is launching Out of the Shadows: Stories of Sixties Scoop Warriors. She is also interested in the role of cultural and healing circles in the context of educational development for people and their families and communities as a means of transformation and empowerment. Much of her work has been focused in behavioral, psychotherapeutic and humanist counselling in addition to a structural and anti-racist approach, cross-cultural counseling and gender diversity in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities. Furthermore, Dr. Maurice has attained her Certified Coach Training (CCP), Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work (BISW).
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