Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. are 41-years-old and just learning they’re not exactly who they thought they were.
A DNA test has shown the two men were switched at birth at what was then known as the Norway House Indian Hospital and were raised by each other’s actual family.
The results of a second test are pending, just to be sure, but Swanson and Tait Jr. will meet reporters in Winnipeg today, along with their families and officials from Norway House Cree Nation.
News of the switch first surfaced Thursday.
The two men were born three days apart — Swanson on Jan. 31, 1975, and David Tait Jr. on Feb. 3, 1975 — and both men still live in the remote community, which is about 460 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
It’s the second case of infants being switched at birth at the same hospital — in the same year.
Last November, two men from Garden Hill First Nation came forward after DNA results confirmed they were not the biological children of their parents. They were born in 1975, five months after Swanson and Tate, at the same Norway House hospital.
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