by Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Native American Rights Fund (NARF),
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI),
and National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
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a blog for and by American Indian and First Nations adoptees who are called a STOLEN GENERATION #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters #WhyICWAMatters
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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
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
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.
Listened in; wasn't impressed. Same tired line about what's best for the tribe, and not the children. This is why these efforts continually fail...most people care about the kids.ReplyDelete
Baby Veronica deserves a fair and impartial tribunal to determine her best interests - and the new lawsuit will address this, depending on the outcome in SC appeal.ReplyDelete
Tribes are addressing this late - ICWA cannot and must not be ignored. History of Indian Adoptions - how it happened - cannot be forgotten.
Sadly, this case points out that ICWA was purposefully ignored and putting her up for adoption never should have happened.
So no one was there to represent the father. Indeed it's about the tribe and screw the children.ReplyDelete
Really anonymouse? The father and the CNO were represented. The GAL for the child(HIRED by the C's) stated this needed a re-hearing for the best interests and knew those would not be necessarily in favor of the potential adoptive parents but could and would likely leave the child with her father. The courts chose to ignore 99% of the facts and went with what they thought was an easy out. Not so fast say the Native Nations!ReplyDelete
It is about the Tribe but also fathers rights, if he were a white man we wouldn't be having a discussion about who the child belongs with....but this is definately an affront to tribal Sovereignty, a childs right to be with her biological father and extended family---an aspect of cultural rights that need to be honored due to th uniques government to government relationship the Cherokee body has with the US Government. Its simple on its face a chid belongs with her blood family why should adoption as a commodity practice ship a child off to a "loving white couple" who are not blood/family---when the father is willing and capable, as are his extended family and wife available to raise and have done so for the last 19 months.... the ICWA law is clear and the lawyers who did this transaction deliberately lied about the fathers name/etc....this adoption is illegal....and this isnt going to fly--TRUST THAT. Olivia H. (Eastern Band Descendant) 98505ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the comments on this post. We as adoptees can and do imagine what is ahead for Veronica if she is removed from her bio dad. Adoption is very hard on some adoptees. Those who adopt us don't always understand how much we want to go home, to be with our biological relatives and tribes.ReplyDelete
Slanting the news to create sympathy for the future adoptive parents infuriates me.
On this blog, we are hoping to prevent any further trauma by having Veronica stay with her dad as she has for the past several months.
As an adoptee, I pray she doesn't have to be adopted.