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Friday, February 14, 2014
Adoption From a Native American Perspective
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Canada's Residential Schools
Almost 7000 bodies found and not one member of the church has been arrested. The names are out there. The church must be held accountable. #NeverForget#EveryChildMatters— Wambli Ska Wicasa 🦅🪶 (@LakotaWambli) August 30, 2021
The Justice Department is protecting the names of many perpetrators of abuse of Indigenous children.— Charlie Angus NDP (@CharlieAngusNDP) July 8, 2021
We need a special independent prosecutor who can force the government and church to turn over the documents.
There can be no reconciliation without justice.@MumilaaqQaqqaq pic.twitter.com/5TL6OxKM5O
This is a map of every residential "school" site in Canada.— Mumilaaq Qaqqaq (@MumilaaqQaqqaq) June 24, 2021
Every dot is a crime scene.
Only a few have been investigated so far.
Canada, do not get used to these numbers.
Do not let them become statistics.
Put yourselves in the shoes of these children in the ground. pic.twitter.com/5XJS1w1ka2
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To Veronica Brown
Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.
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Diane Tells His Name
We conclude this series & continue the conversation by naming that adoption is genocide. This naming refers to the process of genocide that breaks kinship ties through adoption & other forms of family separation & policing 🧵#NAAM2022 #AdoptionIsTraumaAND #AdopteeTwitter #FFY 1/6 pic.twitter.com/46v0mWISZ1— Adoptee Futures CIC (@AdopteeFutures) November 29, 2022
The truth is that it is a very lucrative business with a known sales pitch. With profits last estimated at over $1.44 billion dollars a year, mothers who consider adoption for their babies need to be very aware that all of this promotion clouds the facts and only though independent research can they get an accurate account of what life might be like for both them and their child after signing the adoption paperwork.
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Detailed discussion of the Bering Strait theory and other scientific theories about the population of the modern-day Americas is beyond the scope of this essay. However, it should be noted that Indian people have expressed suspicion that DNA analysis is a tool that scientists will use to support theories about the origins of tribal people that contradict tribal oral histories and origin stories. Perhaps more important,the alternative origin stories of scientists are seen as intending to weaken tribal land and other legal claims (and even diminish a history of colonialism?) that are supported in U.S. federal and tribal law. As genetic evidence has already been used to resolve land conflicts in Asian and Eastern European countries, this is not an unfounded fear.
This was a very interesting and informative post.ReplyDelete
I am so upset my blood boils.I'm not sure if I'm Choctaw Indain mix or what .Still as a mother of loss to my son that was taken ,almost like this back in the day of the baby scoop era ,my son didn't have a chance.Polotitions and people in high places of office of this supposedly free country ,that has never really been a free country as some greedy people from who knows where stole and made war on US soil ever since we knew land was over her but I wasn't there,history tells us we are and were never free.Only the jet set and the greatest of money in their banks made their own money making juman trafficking industry taking family of the American Indain and their children to this very day of a worldwide genocide .After the war on the American Indain ,it remained under a slavery.As their civil rights were taken away just as adoptees and 1st mothers of today and they are under this slavery for neglect to have what the constition says all man is supposed to have( Freedom to their documents of who they are ,adoptives changing the newborns very place and time of birth ,not giving the real mother any rights.All people are at risk and have lost a lot of blood relatives,they do not belive that blood has any merit for who we are.We are not made of iron and steel but the greeds adoptives have stone cold hearts,not a definition in my book of human beings that just take babys and children because they have more money,not once offering the good and civil way help thy neighbor -they only the adoption Industry helped themselves to other couples child which is not what God had in mind for his people .God is the one that had diciples to write down the many thousands of bloodlines,even Moses and he was also forced by having no choice .Later is when Moses left Egypt saying let my people go .He saw his real mother and they lived and were mother and son again the way God wanted it.I promise ,this all this horror is caused by greedy while man and I'm white,trying not to be preduce against my own people It's wrong no matter what the people my own kind -I think?As I grew older I saw in the holy bible many things in my Church said about indains and their life.What a goodness even when they meditated so did the diciples and spirit in the sky was a plus and I wish them all a final Open all records,give back all blood kin to the American Indains of this country ,enough -enough Maybe if one person starts a say no to votes and it turns overwhelming ,this nation just might then realize it is not theirs -But the Peoples !ReplyDelete
Free as A Bird, I am so sorry for the loss your son and hope beyond hope that you are reunited. What happened in the Americas to Indigenous First Nations has been buried and concealed -- but many adoptees I have met are opening their hearts and sharing the pain and loss they endured because of closed adoptions, like Leland did sharing his story. This story is still being written. Many of us were born in the 40s up to the 1970s, before the Indian Child Welfare Act was passed and made federal law. But we know many states are not following this law and children are still being placed with non-Indian adoptive parents, as with Baby Veronica last year. I agree we must say no, no more, no to taking Native children and placing them with non-Indian parents. It must end in 2014.Delete
I too was taken by a lutheran adoption agency. I was 4, and the only one of my bothers adopted. The issue for me, was that my grandmother was taken from her tribe and placed into a nunnery when she was young. She had no tribe to fight for her. It's a systematic problem, a forgotten racism that's too far removed from the source, that emanates in our society like an old scar. I feel like dirt swept under a rug. Now I am left without a family, and without my culture.ReplyDelete
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I am a black market baby from Arizona . Doctored birth certificate says 10/28/1969. I believe I am half native and half Caucasian. I have dreams , visions, and see things that I am told are Native American and I am highly intuitive and a long list of other gifts. I doubt I will find my family as my life is based on lies and I walked away from adoptive family and their trust fund. I know what I feel is truth. It is disgraceful what was done to people by powers that be. Thanks for letting me share. NadiaReplyDelete
Nadia, There is always hope (as in DNA tests) and courts are changing how they deal with our issues. Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org - don't lose hope.Delete
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