Conrad Prince

Conrad Prince is an Anishnabe/Caribbean and a member of Sagkeeng First Nation (Treaty # 1) in Manitoba and was adopted into a white Canadian family. He is trained inCriminology and Sociology and currently works in the Aboriginal health research field as the Assistant Director of Well Living House; an action research centre for Indigenous infant, child and family health and wellbeing, located at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.   Conrad is currently a co-chair of a national committee dedicated to examining children’s aid issues and is one of the founders of a nonprofit organization, Connecting Will All my Relations, which offered assistance to trans-racial adoptees to build connections with their families and communities of origin. He considers himself to be social justice advocate, where he has dedicated a significant amount of time, energy and passion to the area of Indigenous child removal issues. He has been speaking out against the Indigenous adoption and foster care removal system for over 15 years and has spoken at many conferences, gatherings and meetings about Indigenous child removal issues. He speaks about his life as an adoptee, his removal from his culture and family and strength and resilience forged from experiencing this reality. Conrad also speaks about Indigenous history and Indigenous and settler society relations and contemporary issues. He has taken part in several documentaries on Indigenous adoption and more recently was filmed as part of new documentary being created by Colleen Cardinal called, “The Sixties Scoop:  A Hidden Generation”  He believes strongly that Indigenous families and communities should maintain in control over the livelihood and wellbeing of their children.  He also believes strongly that the Indigenous adoptee and foster care community should drive and remain at the centre of the Indigenous child removal research agenda. Lastly, Conrad repatriated with his biological mother, brother, sister, and extended family in 2000, after 10 long search.