Series 6, Episode 112: Christine Miskonoondinkwie Smith

We are continuing our series on the Canadian Sixties Scoop, and today I’m honoured to introduce you to Christine Miskonoondinkwie Smith. Christine shares her story of being apprehended from her original family, adopted with her sister, and then ultimately going back into care as a young girl. She tells us about how she reconnected with her indigenous heritage and how some influential role models made all the difference for her.

Show Notes


  • Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects - anthology edited by Trace L. Hentz
  • Stolen from Our Embrace: The Abduction of First Nations Children and the Restoration of Aboriginal Communities by Suzanne Fornier and Ernie Crey
  • Ohpikiihaakan-Ohpihmeh (Raised Somewhere Else): A 60s Scoop Adoptee's Story of Coming Home by Colleen Cardinal
  • A Long Way Home: First Nations Adoptions and Reparations by John Martin Doran
  • Cindy Blackstock - Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
  • Also mentioned: “Sixties Scoop Gatherings” info available here

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