Tasha Hubbard’s Birth of a Family airs on CBC, November 19

Birth of a Family / Link to CBC

Birth of a Family, a documentary directed by Tasha Hubbard (NSI IndigiDocs, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program), airs on CBC TV this weekend.

In the film, three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care.

The film won a special jury prize at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival in October this year.

Birth of a Family airs November 19 at 9 p.m. on CBC.

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