Reporter, Screenwriter, and Co-chair, Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan
Betty Ann Adam is a member of Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation, an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child of the Sixties Scoop. She co-wrote, with director Tasha Hubbard, the 2017 National Film Board of Canada documentary, Birth of a Family, which recorded the first gathering of her and her siblings. Betty Ann was a staff reporter with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix for 29 years. Her feature article, Scooped: How I lost my mother, found my family and recovered my identity won the 2018 Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Best Long Feature. It was reprinted in the Readers Digest and in the 2019 anthology Out of the Shadows Volume One: Stories of Sixties Scoop Warriors, edited by Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice. Betty Ann now does freelance writing and communications work. She is Co-chair of the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SSISS), which works to represent and serve survivors.