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Margaret Jacobs: A Generation Removed #ICWA #BABYVERONICA
On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl
which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby
Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee
Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica’s biological mother had relinquished her
for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown’s consent. Although Brown
regained custody of his daughter using the Indian Child Welfare Act
(ICWA) of 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Capobiancos,
rejecting the purpose of the ICWA and ignoring the long history of
removing Indigenous children from their families.
In A Generation Removed,
a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian
Margaret D. Jacobs examines how government authorities in the
post–World War II era removed thousands of American Indian children from
their families and placed them in non-Indian foster or adoptive
families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Indian
children had been separated from their families.
also reveals the global dimensions of the phenomenon: These practices
undermined Indigenous families and their communities in Canada and
Australia as well. Jacobs recounts both the trauma and resilience of
Indigenous families as they struggled to reclaim the care of their
children, leading to the ICWA in the United States and to national
investigations, landmark apologies, and redress in Australia and
Margaret D. Jacobs, Chancellor’s
Professor of History at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is the
author of the Bancroft Prize–winning White Mother to a Dark Race:
Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children
in the American West and Australia, 1880–1940 (Nebraska, 2009) and Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures, 1879–1934 (Nebraska, 1999).
"[A Generation Removed is] a solid account
that calls for "a full historical reckoning" of this devastating chapter
in the treatment of Native Americans."—Kirkus
compelling stories and weighty evidence, Jacobs has uncovered a modern
and ongoing story of child-stealing in the United States. She lays out
the shocking history of Native American adoption and the good liberal
logic that enabled it in a page-turner of a book.”—Anne F. Hyde,
Bancroft Prize–winning author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800–1860
brings deep scholarship to a topic of searing national and
transnational importance. In a respectful, clear voice, she guides the
reader on a journey into the most intimate corridors of settler
colonialism. This is a complex and often heart-wrenching history that
provides salutary lessons for the future.”—Ann McGrath, director of the
Australian Centre for Indigenous History at Australian National
University and coauthor of How to Write History That People Want to Read
Jacobs once again demonstrates her genius for writing history that
combines penetrating analysis with heart-wrenching stories. Beautifully
written, deeply researched, this important and amazing book examines a
subject largely unknown to the public at large but all too familiar to
Indigenous peoples who have suffered the pain and indignity of child
removal.”—David Wallace Adams, author of Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875–1928
“A Generation Removed
will find a large and interested readership among researchers,
university students (of all levels), as well as the broader community of
people involved in adoption. This book is also clearly written and is
sophisticated without being overly specialized or jargon-ridden. . . .
An admirable book, compelling to read despite the tragic stories it
recounts.”—Karen Dubinsky, author of Babies without Borders: Adoption and Migration across the Americas
I will be posting a review here as soon as I finish it! Amazon has lots of good copies (new and used)...We have been waiting for this book, believe me - this brilliant academic has found the proof of genocide via adoption, Lyslo's work and so much more............ Trace/Lara
Canada's Residential Schools
The religious organizations that operated the schools — the Anglican Church of Canada, Presbyterian Church in Canada, United Church of Canada, Jesuits of English Canada and some Catholic groups — in 2015 expressed regret
for the “well-documented” abuses. The Catholic Church has never offered an official apology, something that Trudeau and others have repeatedly called for.
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Why tribes do not recommend the DNA swab
Rebecca Tallbear entitled: “DNA, Blood, and Racializing the Tribe”, bearing out what I only inferred:
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.
WOW WOW Absolutly wonderful ,this is your in' and soon you and that wonderful indescrible amazing woman ,hope you both blow the doors off all doors and adoptives giving vack what they know they stole having no care for the father and long hertitage,this applys to us all waiting for this genocide to end and I know with the deepest part of my mind and whoever the spirit is I have had a conversation with is now telling me something ,I talked in my sleep so not crazy and sis did same -I saw her so he or an angel of God is speaking to us in the unknown tongue and that's why we don't know what each was talking ABOUT. Need help to understand these spirits said when we are awake?We believe in God so a demon cannot get near me and her (in next room),also pray for Gods armour to keep demons out during sleep.REAL happened for two days,and to the 2 of us ,and seeing her talk to an invisible spirit.The knowing is back.ReplyDelete