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First Nations peoples continue to decry the ongoing stealing of their children for adoption

Many people assume that the intentional stripping of parental rights for Indigenous peoples ended with the closure of the American and Canadian “Indian Residential Schools” or with the Indian Child Welfare Act (or ICWA, here in the States back in 1978,)   or even by the signing of Public Law 110-351, (link opens a pdf) which [...]

“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 [...]

Nebraska- LB 1- Damned if you do, and Damned if you don’t

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Please see these two action alerts on what can still be done about the Nebraska dump law, there is still time to demand nothing short of a full [...]

Nebraska- 11 year old Florida dumped Wednesday afternoon, and the NE DHHS case summaries

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Another day, another out of state dump, this time, a boy from Florida.
The AP has an article out, just a couple hours old at this point, 11-year-old [...]

Nebraska- the Staton abandonment and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Before even starting to write about this topic, keep in mind the disclaimer I’ve placed upon earlier writings I’ve done in relation to First Nations peoples and adoption:
To [...]

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 [...]