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    Free DNA tests offered after 4 Manitoba men switched at birth, 2016

    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/.../22663037.html
    Norway House resident Leon Swanson weeps at a press conference last week, where Manitoba's former aboriginal affairs minister Eric Robinson, centre, announced Swanson and David Tait Jr., right, were switched at birth in 1975 when their mothers gave birth at Norway House Indian Hospital. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)


    Aug 30, 2016
    "The community, of course, has a lot of questions," says Evans, who is now chief of the Norway House Cree Nation.

    "Was it honest mistakes that were made or was it malicious? That's what's going through the minds of many, including mine." Two men from Norway House announced last week — and two men from nearby Garden Hill revealed last year — that they had been switched at birth at the federally run hospital in 1975.
    David Tait Jr. and Leon Swanson cried in front of news cameras Friday after receiving initial DNA test results. Tests last November showed Luke Monias and Norman Barkman also went home from the hospital with each other's families.
    The two cases have raised the question of whether there could be more.
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    That is really sad. How does that happen? Don't they put on baby wristbands with family name? How hard is it to do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    That is really sad. How does that happen? Don't they put on baby wristbands with family name? How hard is it to do that?
    Apparently the policy of putting wristbands on new babies was only implemented after 1980.

    Could there be more?
    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...-at-birth.html
    The department has started reviewing the hospital’s historical files, said Morrissette, who added an independent third party will soon be tasked to investigate the mix-ups. The results are to be made public.
    If one person was at fault, he said, it’s possible he or she may no longer be alive. Evans can recall the names of some nurses from the ‘70s, but they have died, he said.
    The policy of putting identification bands on babies immediately after birth began at the Norway House hospital in 1980.

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    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...-manitoba.html
    DNA tests confirm second case of babies being switched at birth in Manitoba

    Leon Swanson is the biological son of woman who raised David Tait Jr. and Tait is the son of woman who raised Swanson. It’s the second case of a mix-up at Norway House Indian Hospital.

    He says the tests show Leon Swanson is the biological son of the woman who raised David Tait Jr.
    The 41-year-old men announced at a news conference last month that tests had revealed Tait is the son of the woman who raised Swanson.
    Robinson says the latest results were anticipated, but needed for Swanson to move on.
    It’s the second case of a mix-up at the federally run Norway House Indian Hospital in the same year, and the government has tasked an independent third party to investigate what went wrong.



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