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with Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program.
Reuniting First Nations adoptees (including those in long-term foster
care) with their birth families.
to the Southern Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program web
site. Reuniting First Nations Adoptees and Birth Families. The Southern
Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program (SMFNRP) is a coordinated
effort of the First Nations Child and Family Services agencies and
First Nations Bands of Manitoba to address the issues of treaty
Repatriation Program actively searches for adoptees' and
birth parents who were affected by the 'sixties scoop'.
Manitoba First Nations are convinced that only by managing their
own services will the First Nations communities be able to recover
a lost generation and prevent the loss of another.
Southern Manitoba First Nations Repatriation Program has gained
national attention in its attempts to let our adoptees know that
we did not give them away and that we are searching for them. The
program has been a guest on Front Page Challenge, CBC's Witness,
Unsolved Mysteries, as well as many other national / local radio
programs and newspapers.
"I sit and cry, but nobody comes. I reach out to
hold, but there’s no one to hold. I yell, I scream, but nobody’s
listening. I fight, I am angry, but I struggle to go on. I walk
through life, walking in other peoples’ shadows. I try not to be
seen, to be seen is to be judged, to be judged brings pain. The
pain is real, but I’m not quite sure why? You see I’m Indian, but
I’ve been raised white! Adopted at the age of two, condemned to
living between two worlds. Growing up considered to be a ‘savage’
by one world and by the other world an ‘apple’. The lost generation,
lost between two worlds, accepted only so far into both, but why?
Why have I been placed in this situation, why was I sentenced to
this way of life? Who am I? And how can I get back to where ever
I came from?"
Tetzlaff, personal memories
Manitoba First Nations Adoptees