Wayne Garnons-Williams, announced as The Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation’s Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Greetings Survivors, Descendants, and extended community members,

The Board of Directors for the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Garnons-Williams, as the Foundation’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  

Mr. Garnons-Williams brings a deep well of knowledge and connection to the Foundation’s Vision, Mission and Mandate; and himself is a Sixties Scoop Survivor.  

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Public Administration from the University of Windsor, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Civil, Criminal and Tax Litigation, Advocacy, ADR from Queen's University, A Masters of Public Administration - MPA, Court and Tribunal Administration and Judicial Independence from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws - LLM, Indigenous International Law.

Mr. Garnons-Williams has throughout his career, always given special attention to the 60’s Scoop. Please read article here of Wayne as a Keynote speaker delivering a moving and inspiring presentation on his perspective of being a scooped child at Queen's School of Law and the Smith School of Business, the Queens Conference on Indigenous Reconciliation.

Garnons-Williams is a Plains Cree from Treaty 6, Moosomin First Nation. His expert experience as a Senior Lawyer and Principal Director who leads expert legal advice, ADR, and civil litigation services in the areas of international trade, administrative law, and human rights of the law firm Garwill Law Professional Corporation.  

He is the founding President of the International Inter-Tribal Trade Organization (IITIO).  He lead the Indigenous Sovereign Trade Consultancy (ISTC) specializing in Tribal Trade and Sustainable Economic Development. He is the former Chair of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Appeal Tribunal. He also holds the Chair on the boards of directors of both the International Council of the Great Lakes Region and Capacity Canada. Wayne is also a Research Fellow specializing in International Comparative Indigenous Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  

Our conversations with Mr. Garnons-Williams regarding the Foundation’s future have seen him express his commitment to helping achieve sustainability for the Foundation culturally, strategically and financially; and helping people gain a deeper knowledge and empathy for the experiences and history as Sixties Scoop Survivors.  We encourage you to welcome Mr. Garnons-Williams as the Foundation's acting CEO.

We are grateful for your continued support of the Foundation and invite you to support our new Staff members on their new journey premised on trusted relationships, respect, reciprocity.  In the spirit of healing, restoration and solidarity,  gilakas'la, kinanâskomitin, marsee, marsi cho, migwetch, nia;wen, niaut, nakummek, nakirmiik, tshinashkumitin, wela'lin, tiawenhk, wliWni, nakummek, tiniki, LimLimpt, merci, thank you,

Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation Staff.