Invited To Be Included In A Prominent Canadian Museum Exhibit

September 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 29, 2013 – After a good amount of consistent and intelligent lobbying on our part, USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops has been invited by a museum of Canadian Federal Government to be included in an exhibit on Canadian Scoops.  Inclusion in this exhibit, especially because of the prestige of the museum, and it’s on staff experts and advisory boards, is important to educating the public at large as to who are all of the victims of Canadian Scoops.

Inclusion of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops is an intelligent and courageous effort on the part of the museum.

It’s the hope of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops that The Smithsonian Museum, a.k.a. The Smithsonian Institution, “established in 1846 for the increase and diffusion of knowledge and is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States Federal Government”, will follow-suit; specifically, we would like to see a similar exhibit within the National Museum of American Indian in downtown New York City, especially because the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops to be recognized by TRC-Canada and USCIS is located in the NYC Metropolitan area and the same individual will also be prominent within the exhibit in Canada.

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2 Things Keeping USA Placed Victims-Survivors From Progressing To Compensation-Restitution

September 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 27, 2013, Today, only 2 things-groups are holding up progression of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops:

Group 1. internal politicking within the North American Indian Adoptee Advocate Community, i.e., elites within this group explain that they want to control the process and determine the end goals irrelevant of what the victims themselves want, &,

Group 2. professionals (legal, legislative and those that are neither) in USA who, while certainly intelligent, don’t have the familiarity with truth & reconciliation commissions and/or North American Indian Law, nor the energy and conviction necessary to efficiently bring this group to restitution. Their reason being that if they can’t be a part of the process, the process can’t be.

Group 2 – needless to say – should step aside.

2 Things Keeping USA Placed Victims-Survivors From Progressing To Compensation-Restitution

September 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 27, 2013, Today, only 2 things-groups are holding up progression of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops:

Group 1. internal politicking within the North American Indian Adoptee Advocate Community, i.e., elites within this group explain that they want to control the process and determine the end goals irrelevant of what the victims themselves want, &,

Group 2. professionals (legal, legislative and those that are neither) in USA who, while certainly intelligent, don’t have the familiarity with truth & reconciliation commissions and/or North American Indian Law, nor the energy and conviction necessary to efficiently bring this group to restitution. Their reason being that if they can’t be a part of the process, the process can’t be.

Group 2 – needless to say – should step aside.

Funny Thing About The Success-To-Date of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 25, 2013, If so many (and there have been so very, very many) weighty legal and legislative professionals had not dismissed the effort ‘USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops’ as totally unachievable, we would never have gotten the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops recognized by TRC-Canada and, as a result, USCIS, thus leaving a nice footprint by which other victims can hope to one day also be recognized and reap the benefits of that recognition.

It really was their total disbelief in the worth of these victims that gave us the space to do what needed to be done, including the gathering of legislative support. If the naysayers had been more involved our efforts would have drawn more attention too soon in the process; we would not have been able to accomplish what we have so far if there had been that additional scrutiny.

Of course now that this effort has achieved a significant-reliable- scalable level of success, their support would, in the TRC-Canada appeal process and the development of class action suits, be helpful.

Update: Baby Veronica Case

September 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 24, 2013, Though Baby Veronica is not a USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops, because local-USA based North American Indian adoptee advocates prioritize the Baby Veronica case over USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, this blog provides updates on Baby Veronica case.  Local-USA based North American Indian adoptee advocates recently requested that efforts being made to progress agenda of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops be halted and resources shifted to assist Baby Veronica efforts (we declined that suggestion because we are only familiar with the legal issues associated with USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops; we have no familiarity with legal issues underlying Baby Veronica case beyond what is in general media news articles).

Recent news update, Baby Veronica:

http://news.msn.com/us/cherokee-child-handed-over-to-adoptive-parents

Adding History of Canadian Scoop Victims To Text Books – Will That Include USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops?

September 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 20, 2013, Today TRC-Canada posted link from StraightTalk.com (a Vancouver, Canada on-line news source) describing current discussions at TRC-Canada regarding additions to Canada school curriculum that would educate students on the history of ‘aboriginals’, including Canadian Scoops, North American Indians, etc.

Curriculum additions referencing Canadian Scoops should include mention of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, but that won’t necessarily happen because to date – even though they are aware that there are at least a couple of thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops – only (1) USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops has been recognized by TRC-Canada AND, subsequent to his recognition, Mandate of TRC-Canada was edited to preclude recognition of ALL victims of Canadian Scoops, in particular leaving out those victims of Canadian Scoops who were not kept within Canada but who were instead placed in USA (and west Europe).

Link to that article offered by TRC-Canada:

http://www.straight.com/news/427796/reconciliation-efforts-include-focus-education

Every Perspective – Canadian Scoop Victims & Their Families

September 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

September 20, 2013, TRC-Canada posts article from Vancouver Observer, the article aiming to represent ‘all voices’ of Canadian Scoops. (below link is a re-post of our own, representing Canadian Scoops for USA victims-survivors from a few perspectives)

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/genocide-first-nations-ongoing-interview-tsleil-waututh-elder-amy-george-beginning

 

August 19, 2013 – In process of researching, drafting, submitting and lobbying applications of the USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, within (1) file all perspectives of Canadian Scoops are represented, i.e.,

1. the biological father, furious that his child was taken and that he was never told if his scooped child was dead/alive or where he was placed, this father wants CAD $1M per year that the child, now a 46 year old adult, was ‘missing to him’. The scooped child, now 46 year old man, has made no effort to visit his biological family, and only reaches out to them when he has needed information and paperwork necessary to confirm his status as a Canadian Scoop Victim, that paperwork assisting his successful USA Citizenship applications and other ‘legal’ issues.

2. the biological sister who was baby sitting the (4) children of the household who were scooped (only 1 of the 4 was not kept within Canada but rather placed in USA adoption & foster care system, a.k.a., USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops); as adamant as her sorrow is that he was taken that way and that her family suffered wondering where he was, she is ‘happy’ and ‘grateful’ that he was placed in a healthier environment where he received regular medical care, education, etc., i.e., more: she says the childhood home that he lived in had no food and the children were starving, the biological parents were alcoholics and that for those reasons a biological aunt had filed the complaint with the head of the tribe, a ‘hearing’ was held and via that hearing the children were scooped. Ultimately, she explains, she is grateful that they were removed from that home and that he has a better life because of it.

3. the biological sister who was not there when the children were scooped agrees with their father, ‘the children never should have been taken from their parents’ AND she understands her sister’s position, i.e., that he is better off because he was removed. The other siblings who were removed but found by the father and brought back home, continue to live below poverty line and 2 died of alcoholism.

4. the biological mother passed away due to depression related alcoholism never having known that her son was alive and living a healthy upper-middle class lifestyle in USA.

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