These are the Stories: Memories of a 60’s Scoop Survivor

Author Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith
Publisher Neyaashiinigmiing: Kegedonce Press

These are the Stories is collection of personal essays comprising the life of a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith reveals her experiences in the child welfare system and her journey towards healing in various stages of her life. As an adult, she was able to reconnect with her birth mother. Though her mother passed shortly afterwards, that reconnection allowed the author to finally feel “complete, whole, and home.” The memoir details some of the author’s travels across Canada as she eventually made a connection with the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. These are the Stories is an inspirational and courageous telling of a life story.