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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.
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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.
Original Birth Certificate Map in the USA
Why tribes do not recommend the DNA swab
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.
All little kids want and need is to be loved, fed, cared for, valued, and taught lessons in living--too often we justify doing other things than being with with them--sports, entertainment, and electronics.ReplyDelete
I need help was always told by my adoptive parents that IReplyDelete
was Apache but hard to prove.figuring it out because I was put into foster care at birth (1961). I was adopted 3 years later into a Cuban family from St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Miami, FL.
All I've been able to find out about my birth mother and family is that I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. The boys were born in 1951, 53, and 60 and girls were born in 1957, 58, and 59. My brother born in 1957 had a different last name than the rest of my siblings. However, who knows what kind of names they got IF they got adopted. They were all in foster care before I was born and don't even know I exist. My mother was forced to give up her children according to a letter I received from Catholic Charities. I hypothesize the legality of the forcing her to give up her children was due to the Indian Adoption Project (occurred in the US from 1958- approx 1970's). The letter did not provide any information about my birth dad or any other identifying information.
My DNA reveals the following:
22% Native American—North, Central, South
---Nuevo Leon, Northern Tamaulipas & South Texas
---Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas
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Native American—North, Central, South22%
Nuevo Leon, Northern Tamaulipas & South Texas
Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas
Cameroon, Congo, and Southern Bantu Peoples3%
Greece and the Balkans3%
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe1%
From your regions: Native American—North, Central, South; Portugal; Spain
See other regions tested350+
I hope you will help me if you can.
Hi Donna. Good luck with your search. I'm 54% Native American looking for my family. From the bracelet that I was adopted with, my guess is Navajo.Delete
Thanks for your comments buty mother was Apache unfortunately she was raped working in the field all my brother and sister have different father'sReplyDelete