'They take children'

is a short film that asks you to imagine how different your life might be if you had a child taken from you or you were taken as a child.  ​​


'Sixties Scoop Story'

gives a glimpse into the story of Mark Rutledge, an Indigenous man who was adopted out to a white family as part of the federal government's Sixties Scoop program.


Not My Scoop is a social justice campaign based out of Yukon in Canada's far north and produced through GrandBoy.

It incorporates a feature-length documentary under development for the CBC's documentary Channel, interactive digital media and educational components.

The documentary sets out to explores the history, legacy and future of Canada's Indigenous Child Welfare system.
In Canada, 52.2% of children in foster care are Indigenous, but account for only 7.7% of the child population according to Census 2016. This means 14,970 out of 28,665 foster children in private homes under the age of 15 are Indigenous.

The first five Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission relate to child welfare.

The 'Not My Scoop' campaign is answering the call and setting out to create better understanding of Canada's Indigenous child welfare system.

How did we get here?
What does it look like?
Where do we go from from here?



For more information or to get involved, please email hellograndboy@gmail.com

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