Finding Cleo·Photos

Little Pine and North Battleford

New facts about Cleo's life bring the investigation back to Little Pine First Nation.

The road leading to Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan. Cleo's family believed she was trying to hitchhike back here after running away from a foster family in the United States.

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Cleo's cousin Wayne Semaganis, Chief of Little Pine First Nation. The last time he saw Cleo she was being taken from their grandmother's house and driven away by welfare workers, along with her siblings.

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Cleo's extended family and community members erected a tipi and held a pipe ceremony prior to speaking about their own memories and experiences of Cleo and the Sixties Scoop.

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Gavin Baptiste explains how the Sixties Scoop tore apart many families in Little Pine and beyond, separating children from their communities, culture and relationships.

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Cleo's brother Johnny used to walk along this bridge in North Battleford, Saskatchewan late at night as a young boy, looking for their mother, Lillian.

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Johnny remembers living in this house below with Lillian and his siblings in North Battleford, before police and welfare workers took them away in the early 1970s. Their cousin says she witnessed police handcuffing Lillian to a door inside the home while her children were loaded into waiting cars.

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The cemetery at Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan. Part of Christine's initial goal in finding Cleo was to bring her remains here.

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Below are ceremonial grounds at Little Pine First Nation, Saskatchewan.

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