2 Types Of Advocates: 1. Focuses on Resolving Problems And 2. (Stuck at) Describing Problem

April 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 25, 2014, In regard to April 17, 2014 post (see below), I have been approached by a few advocates, none of which are offering to fund the reunification pow wow, but all of which had criteria that they felt should be considered in accepting funds. It should be a needless to say, but it’s become necessary to say, criteria is understandable and helpful but the list of criteria needs to, while thorough, become static, i.e., there has to be a point at which criteria is satisfied and as a result criticism ceases so that all resources can be applied to resolution.  Criticism is a means to and end, not the desired end result.

It’s also important to point out that while the initial potential donor is not of North American Indian descent, a criteria for some, they were not themselves or via their relatives, responsible for scooping of Indian children, responsibility for that is with the elites of the North American Indian bands in partnership with Canada Government (and maybe US Dept of State; hard to tell from documents if US Dept of State were aware of the scooping/lack of consent of biological parents).

April 17, 2014, What should we do?

In identifying and securing funding for a pow wow that we hope will take place in New York City area as early as October 2014 but maybe not until Spring-Summer-early Fall 2015, the intention of which is to reunite North American Indian adoptees with one another and possibly also their biological families, we have been asked to consider receipt of funds from a private sector organization that has recently, by North American Indian groups, been intensely criticized for perceived insensitivities to relative racial stereotypes.

To date, we have received feedback from a few North American Indian individuals who say they themselves never took any offense to the racial stereotype, always having seen it as a point of pride and a suggestion of strength. These individuals celebrated the stereotype. Nevertheless there is a more vocal group that takes offense.

Should we accept the donations from the private sector organization that causes offense to a large number but certainly not all North American Indians? We want to because the intention is to assist a group of North American Indian adoptees in ways that North American Indians themselves have never offered; or, do we reject it because in taking it we are certain to be aggressively criticized?

Important Legal Decisions for USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canada Scoops

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 23, 2014, In reply to request for information re. US court decisions useful to refer to in understanding how to establish continuous residence for USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, see the following: 1. US District Court, D. Maine, Northern Division. Andrew Akins et al., Plaintiffs, v. William SAXBE et al., Defendants, (1974) and 2. Family Court of New York, Genesee County, In the Matter of the Adoption of Linda J.W., 179 Misc. 2d 96; 682 N.Y.S. 2d 565; 1998 N.Y.

Taking a legislative and federal agency, instead of a more combative- exhaustive legal, approach was successful for the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops in achieving his USA Citizenship and, initially, recognition of TRC-Canada; the opinion of USCIS, that this legislative and agency approach was more successful and efficient than if the individual had taken a court room approach. The court room also would not have been as easily able to overlook the people and papers missing, and violations of federal law that legislators and agency were able to overlook because of their greater capacity to understand the particulars of genocide victims’ citizenship issues.

Discretion, Identifying & Securing Donors for North American Indian Adoptee Pow Wow in New York City Area

April 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 17, 2014. What should we do?

In identifying and securing funding for a pow wow that we hope will take place in New York City area as early as October 2014 but maybe not until Spring-Summer-early Fall 2015, the intention of which is to reunite North American Indian adoptees with one another and possibly also their biological families, we have been asked to consider receipt of funds from a private sector organization that has recently, by North American Indian groups, been intensely criticized for perceived insensitivities to relative racial stereotypes.

To date, we have received feedback from a few North American Indian individuals who say they themselves never took any offense to the racial stereotype, always having seen it as a point of pride and a suggestion of strength. These individuals celebrated the stereotype. Nevertheless there is a more vocal group that takes offense.

Should we accept the donations from the private sector organization that causes offense to a large number but certainly not all North American Indians? We want to because the intention is to assist a group of North American Indian adoptees in ways that North American Indians themselves have never offered; or, do we reject it because in taking it we are certain to be aggressively criticized?

Discretion, Identifying & Securing Donors for North American Indian Adoptee Pow Wow in New York City Area

April 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 17, 2014. What should we do?

In identifying and securing funding for a pow wow that we hope will take place in New York City area as early as October 2014 but maybe not until Spring-Summer-early Fall 2015, the intention of which is to reunite North American Indian adoptees with one another and possibly also their biological families, we have been asked to consider receipt of funds from a private sector organization that has recently, by North American Indian groups, been intensely criticized for perceived insensitivities to relative racial stereotypes.

To date, we have received feedback from a few North American Indian individuals who say they themselves never took any offense to the racial stereotype, always having seen it as a point of pride and a suggestion of strength. These individuals celebrated the stereotype. Nevertheless there is a more vocal group that takes offense.

Should we accept the donations from the private sector organization that causes offense to a large number but certainly not all North American Indians? We want to because the intention is to assist a group of North American Indian adoptees in ways that North American Indians themselves have never offered; or, do we reject it because in taking it we are certain to be aggressively criticized?

In Progress – Early Stages of Developing NYC Area Pow Wow To Unite North American Indian Adoptees

April 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 14, 2014, In earliest stages of developing pow wow to take place in Long Island, NY area the purpose of which is to unite North American Indian Adoptees, and especially USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, with one another and assist them in reuniting with their biological families. Our best estimate is that this event will take place as early as October 2014 or Spring-Summer-Fall 2015. Details will post on this blog as they become available.

Victims of Canada Scoops Placed in West Europe

April 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 3, 2014, In reply to inquiry re. options for West Europe Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops: whereas in USA we have collective redress mechanisms, a.k.a., class action suits, European Union does not yet have such a mechanism in place. From what we understand, more than half of the members of EU have within their own states some form of group action mechanism; but, as per the EU itself, still not yet. To date, no law firms capable of representing those victims of Canada Scoops placed in EU have reached out to us.

In USA, at least and maybe only, a couple of thousand victims of Canada Scoops were placed. We are aware of less than 100 Canada Scoop victims placed in west Europe; we have not made any attempt to discover the total numbers placed in west Europe whereas in USA we made some effort which may be the reason we have larger number identified as having been placed in USA.

Contact Us Form – Attorneys – Developing Class Action & Individual Civil Suits

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

April 1, 2014, If you are a USA attorney interested in representing USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, please use the same contact form (below). There are at least a couple of thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops dispersed throughout USA. Canadian Firms that have filed suits on behalf of victims who were kept within Canada began opening offices in USA 4Q 2013, 1Q 2014.

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