August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 22, 2014, Because there is a nice surge of new interest in victims-survivors of Canada Scoops placed in USA, a.k.a., USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops. I will be re-posting a few of the older posts that give enough background information from which people can then do their own research.
August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
REPOST August 22, 2014, (Originally posted February 2012), The webcast may still be available by e-mailing email@example.com. Note: the format is Canadian so DVDs and other mediums may not be compatible if you are in USA or west Europe.
February 2012, Commissioners of The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada holding a Press Conference in Vancouver to release both the Interim Report and an additional report on the history of the residential schools. This short history report is entitled “They Came for the Children” Webcast: TRC.ca website. Electronic copies of both reports will be released on the website tomorrow following the press conference. Members of the public will be able to request a copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
August 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 21, 2014, Though there is possibility it may take place Fall 2014, The North American Indian Adoptee Pow Wow, that will have a specific focus on adoptees placed in USA via Canada Scoops, will likely take place in South Hampton, NY area Spring/Summer 2015. We are still identifying appropriate sponsor(s) AND the primary force behind the pow wow, Sandy White Hawk, is recovering from auto-accident (car went through restaurant into booth she was sitting at).
We still are not accepting, and we will not be accepting, individual donations. Funding for the event will come from 1-4 qualified, individual sponsors. We do not accept individual donations because the cost of meeting obligations per donor – no matter the amount that they give may it be $1,000 or $1,000,000 – is the same, i.e., In an effort to keep costs down and quality of event up, we can’t afford to take any (1) donation that is smaller than 25% of total amount of the cost of the event.
We will provide additional updates on this blog every few weeks.
If you have additional comments or questions, please feel free to contact us via this blog.
August 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 20, 2014, As American NFL Football season commences, the debate over the NFL-Redskins team name kicks up again: Phil Simms of CBS, though he won’t take a position on the debate itself, says that he won’t refer to the team by the name ‘Redskins’, and activists who want the name changed are putting their protest strategies into place while those of North American Indian descent who have always celebrated the Washington Redskins name feel their pride is being put on the defensive. The latter are afraid that the pride and joy that they have derived from having such a prominent NFL team nick-named for them could result in their being thought of as ‘traders’ to their own heritage…and, that is a fear coming from those who are documented 100% North American Indian Blood Quantum, i.e., the integrity of their lineage usually not-questioned.
Hopefully the positive experiences and connotations of the team name will win out over the negative.
August 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 18, 2014, (originally posted) April 14, 2014, In support of First Nations Repatriation Institute-Sandy White Hawk and in partnership with downtown NYC office of Union Square Strategic, a public affairs and business development firm headquartered in Washington, DC, we are in the earliest stages of developing pow wow to take place in Long Island, NY area.
For the last 10 years, the First Nations Repatriation Institute pow wows to ‘welcome home adoptees’ have taken place on an annual basis in the Midwest.
The purpose of the NYC-area pow wow 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.
For USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canada Scoops, sharing of information, including how some have obtained their North American Indian Status cards, Blood Quantum Letters, certified copies of original birth certificates (biological parents names), TRC-Canada recognition of their status as victims of Canada Scoops, and, as a result, their USA Citizenship on basis of being a victim of Canada Scoops will be encouraged.
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.
Though we are reaching out to qualified, interested sponsors, we can not accept individual donations for this event.
As more details become available, we will post on this blog.