TRC-Maine Meeting This Week & Convincing USA that Canadian Scoops Victims Are Significant
June 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
June 12, 2013, This week Commissioners of TRC-Maine are holding their monthly meetings.
A Commissioner of TRC-Maine has been updated on the problems that USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops are facing in USA as a result of lack of awareness of Canadian Scoops in USA. We are hopeful that TRC-Maine will act as a vehicle that raises awareness of Canadian Scoop Victims in USA, i.e., convinces the USA-population that in fact the Canadian Scoops both did occur And some of the victims were placed in USA (as well as west Europe).
Though the most pronounced denial of existence of Canadian Scoops and USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops that we are aware of comes from just (3) attorneys out of lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, there is general-widespread disbelief that victims of Canadian Scoops could have lived, worked, registered to vote, voted, owned businesses, filled out federal forms, gone through legal processes, including ‘adoptions’, etc., without ever having been told that they were 1. not USA Citizens and 2. placed here illegally via Canadian Scoops.
Advocates for and USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops themselves, in conveying their status as victims of Canadian Scoops, too often face individuals, organizations, local offices of federal agencies that, totally unfamiliar with Canadian Scoops, deny it happened and therefore the status of these individuals as victims of that genocide. That denial then results in these individuals hiding from the system, using ‘aliases’, pretending to be USA Citizens when it would be easier (and safer) for them to legalize their status by obtaining blood quantum letter and North American Indian status card, and, of course there is also the emotional toll that denying their status as victims results in.
Also, their ability to obtain the blood quantum letters and North American Indian Status cards, the process by which that is done would be possible if USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops were recognized, i.e., that recognition would facilitate their application and collection of the documentation necessary to obtain the letter and card.