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Canadian Drama on the Lasting Effects of the Sixties Scoop Comes to PBS

Sep 17, 2023 08:43AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Native News Online

From Native News Online Staff - Native News Online - September 17, 2023

American public broadcaster PBS has announced the premiere of Canadian drama Little Bird, which follows the life of a First Nation woman who was forcefully removed from her family as a child during Canada’s Sixties Scoop.

The six-part, one-hour limited series, created by Canadian First Nations filmmaker Jennifer Podemski and playwright Hannah Moscovitch, stars Darla Contois and Lisa Edelstein and follows the life of Bezhig Little Bird, a victim of the Sixties Scoop in Saskatchewan during which indigenous children were taken from their families and adopted by white families.

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