Data Update Delays, Canada Indian Chief Searches (1990) Salt Lake City Area Looking For 355 Scoop Victims Placed in USA

January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

March 16, 2014,  (re-post, January 21, 2014), (as posted 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 4, 2013 – Hearing To Decide Whether Canada Can Appeal (Again)

January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

January 21, 2014, 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.

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Map Shows Ancestral Relationships, Some USA Tribes & Canada Bands

January 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

January 1, 2014, These sorts of maps are useful to North American Indian immigration specialists because there is precedent (principle of continuous residence) in US Immigration Law allowing that if individual borne to a Canadian ‘Tribe’ that is ‘related to’ a US Federal Government Recognized Tribe the latter having migrated from what is now considered present day Canada to what is now present day USA before sovereign geographical-political boundaries between the two countries were established, that the individual is therefore considered an ‘Indian Person’ for purposes of relief under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and therefore entitled to US Citizenship.

Of course, in practice, easier said than done.

The problem with using this strategy to achieve US Citizenship is the difficulty in establishing the ancestral link between what are present day US Federal Government recognized tribes and Canadian Bands, i.e., US institutions that have the authority to verify these links don’t want to because of the legal-political implications of doing so.

Until the USA institutions that are capable of verifying ancestral relationships are comfortable to do so, individuals should acquire their Blood Quantum Letters and North American Indian Status Cards, and alien registration cards.

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