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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Veronica pool party and fundraisers by those who wish to abolish ICWA #BABY VERONICA

By Trace A. DeMeyer

Someone had told me about this group The Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare or CAICW and their connection to Melanie Capobianco and GOD - but there wasn't much available to read until now.  Elizabeth Lisa Morris started this group and is lobbying to abolish ICWA - because she married an Ojibwe man who has since died. This makes her the ICWA expert, I assume.

So read about the recent pool party in South Carolina and CAICW fundraiser with VERONICA BROWN (now renamed Capobianco) here:

And an interview with Elizabeth Morris here about her plans to abolish ICWA:

And finally their work: 

Yes – There IS Draft Legislation to Amend ICWA. Morris blogs, "For your information, here is the amendment wording as it stood last summer.  There MIGHT be changes made following the Veronica events. I can’t say for certain as I am not an attorney.  But this is what we stood on last summer.
ICWA Amendments 11-11-12 PLEASE join us in urging your Congress members – as well as the President – to change ICWA."

I just finished writing an essay for Last Real Indians and will post the link when it appears...

Please leave a comment. I am STILL in a state of horrified shock!


  1. What the HELL is wrong with these people? Why is this kind of hate and bigotry allowed? I guess prejudice is only bad in this country if others can't make money off of the discriminated against group.
    I think it is time for all Native Americans to file a class action lawsuit against the United States of America and Nightlife Adoptions.
    And P.S. The ONLY strangers in Ronnie's life are the Capobianco's and all the other assholes involved in her adoption.

  2. I don't even know what to say anymore about Veronica BROWN. My whole view of our country, my faith, everything has been changed. Our society really has lost touch with reality now that adoptive parents supersede a natural parent's right to their own child. The fact that people support strangers taking Veronica and Desirai, and anyone else's child that wasn't willingly given up for adoption, is so sick.

    Even someone saying that she looks happy playing in the pool without seeing the larger picture is beyond my comprehension. Most kids look happy playing in a pool with other children. And in the long run material things aren't everything.

    I just hope that some day Veronica understands what really happened to her and how much her father and paternal blood family love her. It breaks my heart, but there's always the chance that I won't be around in 14 years to see what the outcome is for Ronnie. Looking at the 'gotcha' picture, Melanie is squinting and clenching her teeth. She doesn't really look happy. She looks to me like she's just giving a big F U to Dusten and the Browns. And Matt's expression is saying, "nahnahnahnahnah, we got your kid". They just look vindicative.

    I'm so broken hearted over all of this and I don't know if I'll ever recover.

    1. Yes, anonymous and Robin, we cannot un-see what has happened and it has changed us. It has triggered us all. It has kept me awake at night.
      I imagine all the Native parents who mourned when their children were abducted and they never saw them again - that was the Indian Adoption Projects and ARENA program.
      We witness how the profitable industry called "adoption" works.
      We can move forward now aware that this has happened in Indian Country for 100+ years and they got away with it.
      Not ever again, not when we are watching them, not if we can help it.
      I have hope because of Veronica Brown. She changed all of us.

  3. I am not Native American. I am so angry of what was allowed to transpire in Veronica's case that I am taking strong action by sending an eight-page letter with numerous attachments to the President and the U.S. Attorney as well as an investigative reporter. I am horrified at what was allowed to transpire in Veronica's case. I stand with you all in your anger. Please do not be disheartened. Democracy must prevail for each and every citizen of this country, no matter what their race. It took me several months after Veronica's removal from her family to be emotionally able to pull myself together to write. Am working on attachments today and plan to mail letters between January 30th to February 2nd.

    1. My prayer is that your letter reaches into their heart and they SEE what this injustice caused for a little girl who lost her daddy. I can only hope that the DOJ will question the birthmother who dealt with Nightlight and ended all contact with Dusten. My prayers are for you Anonymous to see this through and the day when Ronnie is finally returned to her daddy.


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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.