December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 27, 2013, Looking for papers on 1. Tax benefits of North American Indian Status Cards AND 2. financial ROI per victim-survivor as a result of participation in truth & reconciliation compensation programmes v. ROI derived as a result of participation in class action settlements.
December 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 25, 2013, Without establishing that they are North American Indian Status, and/or related to individuals on Dawes List, and not having achieved US Federal Government recognition, (17) members of ‘Native American Indian tribe’ recognized as such only by the State of New Jersey have filed a suit against film distribution company alleging USD $50 million in damages as a result of the negative stereotypes that the film, Out of the Furnace, purportedly suggests (link to full story below).
Growing number of lawsuits being filed by North American/Native American Indian interest groups in the year 2013 should encourage each USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops seeking restitution to pursue their complaints without hesitation; anyone that hesitates only does so because they are ignorant of the potential. In Canada, the family of the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops is seeking CAD $1million per year that their then child, 1 of 4 taken but the only 1 taken to be placed in USA and not kept within Canada, was missing.
December 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 23, 2013, Aware of this practice for a few years it was again brought to my attention this morning, i.e., individuals who are in USA illegally and/or not-documented, are being deported to Mexico/not necessarily deported to their home country.
USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops are all likely here illegally. There are likely at least a couple of thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops living throughout USA. It is likely that most if not all of them are 1. not aware that they are not USA Citizens, and 2. they are stating, albeit incorrectly, that they are USA Citizens. The combination of the 2 answers can lead an immigration officer to deport them to Mexico; it’s not like the USA immigration officer is going to launch an extensive investigation to discover who, where, why and how the individual under threat of deportation got to USA. The individual under threat of deportation has to do that for themselves; doing that for themselves when they are being detained is, obviously, even more difficult to do than when they aren’t being detained (doing this when not detained is a very difficult – time, knowledge and strategy – process).
USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops can avoid deportation if: 1. USCIS offices nationwide become aware of these individuals status as victims of genocide recognized by USA Federal Government; 2. USCIS offices convey to local police departments throughout the USA the paperwork criteria associated with proving that one is of North American Indian Status; 3. TRC-Canada would make public outreach efforts in USA that would educate these individuals as to steps to take to achieve paperwork necessary to fulfill administrative criteria required in USA to prove that one is of North American Indian Status, 4. TRC-Canada and Government of Canada would designate offices and procedures by which, without leaving USA, these individuals can obtain the paperwork in the USA (currently the steps that can be taken require individuals to go to Canada to obtain paperwork and that process will take at least a couple of months), and, 5. the individuals obtain their North American Indian Status cards, blood quantum letters and a-cards.
In order to avoid deportation a USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops needs to show the following documents: North American Indian Status Card AND Blood Quantum Letter (as far as USCIS is concerned, the letter is no good without the card and the card is no good without the letter) and alien registration card. They need all (3) pieces of documentation and all (3) documents need to be in their legal name (many USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops are using, according to USCIS databases, aliases since being placed in USA).
December 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 18, 2013, Still no decision from judge as to whether or not Canada AG can again appeal the September 27, 2013 decision that classified 60’s Scoops, a.k.a., Canadian Scoops, a case of cultural genocide as a class action under Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act. Once we receive a complete update on hearing that began December 4, 2013, (see post below) we will post an update.
December 9, 2013, Once we receive a complete update on hearing that began December 4, 2013, (see post below) we will post an update.
November 28, 2013, On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, 10am, hearing will take place to decide whether or not permission should be granted to Canada to appeal the September 27, 2013, decision of the Honourable Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice; within that decision he certified the 60’s Scoop case of cultural genocide as a class action under Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act. The judge rejected the argument of the Attorney General of Canada that what happened is not worthy of a legal-wrong case.
The September 27, 2013 decision was 2nd time a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has accepted the case as one that should go forward, that does plead a proper legal wrong, and a case that ought to proceed as a class action. The first judge was the Honourable Justice Perell who made His decision on May 26, 2010.
For full text go to link: http://sixtiesscoopclaim.com/
Data Update Delays, Canada Indian Chief Searches (1990) Salt Lake City Area Looking For 355 Scoop Victims Placed in USA
December 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 18, 2013, Update should be provided before February 1, 2o14. Because of increased interest in this issue, interest having spiked over the last couple of weeks, there is debate about who & how the update on numbers of victims will be provided, i.e., this blog is a secondary source of data relying on the primary sources; the ‘release of information’ debate is happening on the primary source level.
November 30, 2013 – UPDATE on this 11/21/13 entry will be posted sometime during Week 2 December 2013.
November 21, 2013, While referring to an article published in 1990, when we are entering the year 2014, isn’t the norm, because the search for the – at least (and this blog’s research capabilities are very limited) a couple of thousand – Canada Scoop Victims placed in USA, a.k.a., USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, continues with neither media attention in USA nor success in actually locating all (or even a majority) of the victims, I’m re-posting this 1990 article (see link below) and will have an update on it next week. As it stands, those involved with this article believed that Manitoba Indian Chief Vincent Pierre only located (1) of the (355) USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops taken from his reserve, Roseau River Reserve, Manitoba; More: though the paper trail originating in Canada lead Chief Pierre to believe the Scoop Victims were placed in the Salt Lake City area, the (1) he located was in fact adopted into Massachusetts, USA and not Salt Lake City.
December 17, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 17, 2013, From today’s New York Times, (just another great story not related to Canadian Scoops, TRC-Canada or USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, but certainly of interest & inspiration to everyone that does refer to this blog), “More than 100 American Indian artifacts were about to go on sale at the Drouot Auction house, including 24 pieces, resembling masks, that are held sacred by the Hopi of Arizona. The tribe, United States officials and others had tried unsuccessfully to block the sale in a French court, arguing that the items were religious objects that had been stolen many years ago.
Now the Annenberg Foundation…”
December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 11, 2013, The following link, albeit about a woman from Mexico, is exactly how the discovery of ‘did you know you are not a USA Citizen‘ unfolded for the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops when he was told – at the age of 42 – that he was not a USA Citizen as he believed, as he was told, and as he had – every time he was asked – confirmed to courts, on federal documents, when applying to vote, every time he was arrested, marriage licenses, legal name changes, etc.
Different from this woman, however, because he was declared a victim of a genocide by a truth & reconciliation commission recognized by the particular USCIS office assigned his case, he was granted USA Citizenship on an expedited basis and all violations of federal law that he committed as per his status as a victim of genocide were ‘dismissed’.
As I had expressed to him at the time he both discovered he was not a USA Citizen and that he was known to USCIS by a name other than that which he was using, it’s a good thing he didn’t travel to his vacation home in Arizona again before clearing this up; had any of his arrests happened in Arizona at the same time his ‘not-USA Citizenship Status’ was discovered in NY metro area, he would not likely have been shown the same consideration as per his status as victim of genocide.
So that all USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops can expect the same consideration, legislation and regulations need to be passed in USA recognizing USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops as a group of victims of genocide recognized by USCIS.