A new Sixties Scoop class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court.

Toronto’s Koskie Minsky has brought the $500 million suit against the Attorney General of Canada.

It’s also looking for $100 million in punitive damages.

The Sixties Scoop was the practice of taking Aboriginal children from their families and placing them in foster homes or adoption with non-Aboriginal families.

The suit alleges this caused mental, emotional, spiritual and physical suffering.