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Two important articles from the Canadian Press in the aftermath of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act Supreme Court decision

At the end of December, the Canadian High Court ruled sections of the nation’s fertility law, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, unconstitutional and tossed regulation back to the provinces, a move that practically guarantees a patchwork quilt of regulation and ongoing travel for purposes of reproduction. A climate some, such as the the Ottawa Citizen [...]

Olivia Pratten’s suit to end second class citizenship for Canadian donor conceived individuals

Much as I am sick to death of seeing headlines refering to adults as perpetual “children,” some of the reporting on Olivia Pratten’s suit has otherwise actually been fairly good.
Pulling but two examples from earlier today:
This Vancouver Sun piece goes into a fair amount of detail, shining a momentary spotlight on the lives of donor [...]

More Aboriginal kids in child-welfare in Canada now than at the height of the “residential schools”

I’ve barely scratched the surface of writing about the history of the residential schools and how First Nations peoples in both the United States and Canada have undergone generations worth of the  forcible removal of their children.
See Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured, News- “Sonny [...]

“A life filled with scars,” the lasting legacy of the Indian Adoption Program

Obviously, I haven’t been blogging much as of late (or at least anywhere near as much as I would have liked to, or have material for.)
Hopefully, I’ll have some new posts up within the week.
For the moment, though, I’m going to backtrack just a bit and point readers towards an article in Indian Country Today [...]

Adoption as a tool of cultural genocide, the “child grabs” Canadian First Nations peoples have endured

To start from a personal perspective, I’m just a Bastard, a politically active adoptee.
Being legally prohibited from attaining my State sealed records, I have no idea what heritage cultural or genetic my biological family might contain, other than a quick glance in a mirror appears to indicate pretty clearly a hefty chunk of what would [...]

News- Vancouver Sun piece on stolen children from the late 60’s

A recent excellent piece from the (Canadian) Vancouver Sun on some of the tactics used to ensure womyn would not search; tell them the infant died, then put it up for adoption.
The other angle on this, and one of the many fairy tales Bastards are commonly told to prevent us from searching are the stories [...]