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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Republican Candidates Debate American Indian issues
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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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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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Of course, the "correct" answer is "Nothing. They all already have piles of casino money, monthly government checks for doing nothing, and free college. Yet they all mysteriously choose to drink themselves to death or get diabetes."ReplyDelete
Trace, do you watch the 1492's videos? Funny, funny stuff.
I just sent this to my local party..... I am a voter in Fairfield County, Lancaster, Ohio. Tell me why I should vote Republican, which is what I´m registed as, when my rights as a native american indian have been violated by local gov´t for years? I do not have the same rights that non-indian citizens do. In 1983 I requested services through The Bureau of Vocational Education to continue to a college education. At that time the woman with that bureau said I was a documented native american indian, on the rolls and as such I could get my education paif for in full along with many other things. According to the Native Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 I should´ve been reunited with my family and my tribe at the age of 18 but this didn´t happen. When I tried to get my adoption information the woman at Probate Court said I was only seeking to hurt those who only meant to do good by me. She and I had never met one another up to that time. I walked into the office that day and met her then. Even so she blurted out that all I wanted to do was hurt good people. I tried to ask her why she said this and she stated, ``You people only want to hurt good people.`` I do not know my original birth date, do not know my real family, do not know my tribe or ethnic traditions. Why is this allowed to go on in the year 2011? I ask you why do I not have the same rights that all other non-indians enjoy in this county and this city? I further ask why the Republican Party here does not address this or speak out about it. I am an educated person with feelings just like anyone else. If this were to happen to someone who was white there would be hell to pay. Why not the same for me and people like me? I will make my decision to change parties from the answer I receive to this email. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you soon. If you should respond that you don´t know the answers to what I´ve addressed with you I will change parties. I don´t want to waste my time with a party who does not show respect for me and my ethnic heritage.ReplyDelete
I agree Patty! If they do not answer, switch to independent so you can vote your conscience and for the candidate, rather than party. Ohio sure has issues these days!ReplyDelete