I’m so glad I never gave up. I’m glad my sister never gave up. We’ve had some really dark moments where we didn’t know whether we’d make it to the next day or not but that’s why they call us Survivors.
— Wayne Mousseau-Pheasant
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Wayne and Cindy Mousseau-Pheasant are siblings originally from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. They both describe themselves as 60s Scoop Survivors, separated in childhood through foster care....reunited and adopted into same family...and finally reunited and welcomed back home in their community and family. Wayne currently sits on the Provincial Advisory Panel for the 60s Scoop and Indigenous Mobilization Team sponsored by OPSEU. He is also currently working as an  employment training consultant on Walpole Island, and has worked in the social services industry for over 30 years in various roles. He has also served in community development, as a child care worker, as an Aboriginal Learning Advisor, employment consultant, program coordinator, Native community worker, Native peer mentor, sat on a social housing committee as the Vice President. He is actively involved in working with and communicating with National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare. He has developed and delivered various workshops and training including the Native Adoption Experience and Self Esteem and Self Pride. He was also part of a documentary called Coming Home where he speaks about his experience throughout foster care, adoption and navigating trauma.

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