A Study of Aboriginal Youth Gangs

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1960-1970 | Timeline | | [Type the author name] | 11/2/2011 |

Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................................3
1960: Lost Children.........................................................................................................................3
1960-1962: Political Growth............................................................................................................5
1962-1964: Poverty on the Rise.......................................................................................................6
1964: Growth and
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More children were apprehended then homes available for them, as stated previously, these children ended up out of country.
The current outcome of the Sixties Scoop is still unresolved; it was only in 2010 that a class action suit was brought to the courts in Ontario and 2011 from survivors in British Columbia. Restitution for this is far from over. According to John Beaucage the former Grand Chief of the Union of Ontario Indians, we have now entered a new stage in the assimilation of aboriginals called the “Millennium Scoop”. In his report commissioned by the Ministry Children and Youth Services he states “Although Aboriginal people make up about 2 per cent of the province’s population (2006 Census); we make up a far greater percentage of the children in care (estimates are from 10 to 20 per cent)” (Beaucage, 2011). While this is information is based on one report it does produce viable solutions and a basis for additional research.

1960-1962: Political Growth
In 1960 Canadians also saw the ability for Aboriginals to vote without losing status rights. In 1958, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker named James Gladstone, a member of Alberta 's Blood tribe, as the first Native Senator. Then, in 1960, he gave non-enfranchised Aboriginals the right

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