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The Millennial Scoop is the ongoing assimilation of Indigenous children and youth through the Canadian government’s child welfare systems. Natasha is a Millennial Scoop survivor from Manitoba’s Child Welfare System. This is her story.

The Disappearance of Natasha Lynn Starr APTN

    • Documentary
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

The Millennial Scoop is the ongoing assimilation of Indigenous children and youth through the Canadian government’s child welfare systems. Natasha is a Millennial Scoop survivor from Manitoba’s Child Welfare System. This is her story.

    Episode 5: Truth Hurts

    Episode 5: Truth Hurts

    Maybe one day I won’t be triggered

    And reminded of the past

    Maybe one day I‘ll find peace 

    And a home at last

    Maybe one day

    Maybe

    Maybe

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    Produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph.

    Special thanks to APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs Karyn Pugliese and Executive Producer Cheryl McKenzie.

    • 21 min
    Episode 4: Identity Crisis

    Episode 4: Identity Crisis

    I am Indian who had my identity erased at the age of two

    Place in a home that wasn’t a right fit but forced to make due

    I am Indian that was taken in the millennial scoop

    Better known as a systematic curse an ongoing loop

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    Produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph.

    Special thanks to APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs Karyn Pugliese and Executive Producer Cheryl McKenzie.

    • 17 min
    Episode 3: System is Whack

    Episode 3: System is Whack

    Meeting strangers who share the same DNA

    Struggling to find the right words to say.

    I don’t know if I can do this

    Reuniting is far from being all beautiful and bliss

     

    I thought I was ready I really did 

    But instead I built up a wall and hid

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    Produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph.

    Special thanks to APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs Karyn Pugliese and Executive Producer Cheryl McKenzie.

    • 24 min
    Episode 2: Childhood Interruption

    Episode 2: Childhood Interruption

    Misplaced trust

    Childhood years fade to dust

    Turns out that mommys and daddys don’t stay

    When the going gets tough they walk away

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    Produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph.

    Special thanks to APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs Karyn Pugliese and Executive Producer Cheryl McKenzie.

    Clip credit to King Imprint / YouTube

    • 22 min
    Episode 1: Chaos and Confusion

    Episode 1: Chaos and Confusion

    Welcome to this new place

    New face upon new face

    Who are these people remains a mystery

    Just like you and your life history  

    But you have to make do with this weird situation

    And accept that you’ll never get a full explanation

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    Produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph.

    Special thanks to APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs Karyn Pugliese and Executive Producer Cheryl McKenzie.

    • 22 min
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    In Canada, there are tens of thousands of kids in the child welfare system. Manitoba has over 11,000 kids in care, which is the highest in the country. Indigenous youth make up 90 per cent of that number. Natasha Lynn Starr was one of them.

    The Disappearance of Natasha Lynn Starr debuts on September 9, 2019.

    Promo produced and voiced by Natasha (Reimer) Okemow, edited by Damian Joseph. Cover art by Jesse Andrushko.

    Song: Fire 2 the Water. Written and performed by Leonard Sumner.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Cheri Col. ,

Thankf You For Sharing

I just want to say thank you for sharing your story and I pray you continue growing because the world is yours! Your courage is admirable and because of your story, I hope that future adoptees can live in homes that acknowledge their past as part of their story, rather than hiding it. Homes that embrace their culture, celebrate it and educate themselves in it. And homes that acknowledge the pain adoptees feel, regardless of how loved they are by their adoptive families. As an adoptive mom, I want to give my son a loving home that embraces everything about who he is. Praying that our approach of complete openness and honesty leads him into a life of knowing exactly who he is... as our son AND the son of his biological family. Thank you!

fabularisa ,

Phenomenal

Wow, this is a truly impressive podcast. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Natasha.

ErinAdeleSF ,

Absolutely amazing

Incredible podcast from an amazing young woman. Much gratitude to you for sharing your story.

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