April 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops is a burgeoning grass roots effort the ambitions of which are the following:
Encourage The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC-Canada) to expand it’s mandate to include those victims-survivors of The Canadian Scoops who were placed in the USA; currently, The Mandate of TRC-Canada only includes those victims-survivors of The Canadian Scoops who were kept within Canada. More recently, the mandate of TRC-Canada has been further shrunk to include only those victims of Canadian Scoops who were placed in ‘residential school system’; our research and their own records indicate that thousands of Canadian Scoops victims were placed in adoption & foster care within Canada, west Europe & USA.
To date only 1 USA Placed Victim-Survivor of the Canadian Scoops has been recognized by TRC-Canada. Our research and their records indicate that there are thousands more.
Encourage the general public & their representatives in Canadian Parliament, USA Congress (& EU), to take enabling legislative action that recognizes the existence and status as victims of genocide all USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops and provides funding and easy-to-access format by which each can obtain their Blood Quantum Letters, & clarify their USA Citizenship & North American Indian Card holder status.
Encourage all USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops to come forward and join the building class action suit in USA.
This blog highlights processes by which other USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops can determine & qualify their own North American Indian Status, Blood Quantum, and/or USA Citizenship as well as attempt to gain recognition by TRC-Canada.
Until TRC-Canada acknowledges all USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops, the processes listed above are not obvious and not without risk of deportation.