Some aboriginal people who were adopted into white families during the so-called Sixties Scoop are calling for a formal apology from the federal government.

Survivors are gathering in Winnipeg to tell their stories and figure out how to get justice.

Coleen Rajotte was adopted as an infant and raised by a Manitoba family.

She says she wants some form of recognition of the damage the adoptions did.

Rajotte says survivors have been robbed of their real families and feel someone has to be held accountable.

Manitoba Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson says it's time adoptees were given the same opportunity for reconciliation as residential school survivors.