Sixties Scoop shapes Hamilton’s aboriginal demography – Latest Hamilton news – CBC Hamilton

Sixties Scoop, the forced adoption and relocation of aboriginal children, went on from the 1960s to 1980s. Its lasting impact, however, is still shaping the faces of Hamilton’s native community today. According to data from Statistics Canada’s 2011 census, Hamilton’s aboriginal population aged 45 to 49 (those born between 1961 to 1966) is substantially larger…

New native health centre eyed

Constance McKnight is executive director of the Aboriginal Health Centre. (Brian Thompson / The Expositor)   Aboriginal prayer, drumming and dance officially marked the planning of a new home for the Aboriginal Health Centre. Those connected with the centre gathered on Tuesday at the T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre for a “capital launch” of the…

Aboriginal Health Centre needs bigger digs

Hamilton Spectator By Nicole O’Reilly The De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre is looking for new homes in Hamilton and Brantford after outgrowing its existing facilities. The centre, which offers a mix of traditional healing and western medicine, officially launched its capital planning campaign at events in the two cities Tuesday. Community members,…

Project to give homeless aboriginals a place to live

“housing first” program is expected to give Hamilton’s homeless aboriginals a real chance at a stable and long-term place to live. The project, Homeward Bound: From Homelessness to Community,” kicked off Friday at the Hamilton Aboriginal Homelessness Symposium. The project — just like its counterpart programs helping other homeless populations — will start by finding…