November 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
Friday, November 28, 2014, The Redskins trademark is not offensive, it’s celebratory. A NFL team wouldn’t rely on an image as a symbol of their strength, if they thought there were any negatives associated with it. The largest group exclaiming, and really generating, offense by this image aren’t even North American Indians.
November 27, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 21, 2014, After Obama’s Immigration Order announced last night, if it’s put into practice as it is originally presented last night, it seems that the remaining significant problem for this group of Canada Scoop Victims in USA looking to legitimize their immigration status in USA is their lack of reliable identification documentation. They likely don’t have it because, the nature of genocide and scooping, the adoptions were not legal, and it’s very difficult to obtain because neither Canada nor USA have office/mechanism set up to specifically handle this particular documentation problem for this particular group of genocide victims.
If TRC-Canada would expand its mandate so that it again recognized all victims of Canada Scoops, including those who were not kept within Canada but also those who were placed in USA (and west Europe), a.k.a. USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, that would encourage all involved governments to provide reliable, transparent mechanisms by which ALL USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops can access identification documentation necessary for the applications that Obama’s Immigration Order provides for.
November 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 8, 2014, On August 3, 1990 President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month.
Dana Gluckstein is well appreciated within human rights and civil rights circles for her talent and focus on discrimination and assaults of Native American Women. Gluckstein is currently working in association with Amnesty International USA on the DIGNITY campaign to end discrimination and sexual assaults of Native American Women, more details via Daily Beast link below.
October 7, 2014, Reply to comment left on blog: There are a minimum of a couple of thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops but, a result of the nature of genocide, i.e., missing and inaccurate paperwork, the number is incalculable.
November 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 5, 2014, Because of the replies/inquiries over last few days I am reposting. This should answer most if not all inquiries of last few days.
As for the North American Indian adoptee pow wow, we will update you during December 2014 on status of that event that we are expecting to take place Summer/Fall 2015, South Hampton, New York.
November 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 2, 2014, Because the final report of the TRC-Canada is due June 2015 (see link below), there needs to be a real push from advocates on behalf of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops otherwise that group of victims won’t be, within that final report, recognized.
Recognition is important because there are still – at least – a few thousand victims-survivors of Canada Scoops placed in USA. It’s probable that these individuals have been, since being scooped, living in USA as if they are USA Citizens, i.e., registering to vote, voting, filling out federal forms indicating that they are USA Citizens, etc. Thus committing a federal crime every time that they have done so. TRC-Canada recognition will assist them in explaining to USCIS and within legal environments how and why they did so.
Recognition will also assist them in collecting documentation necessary to satisfy USCIS requirements.
As it stands, only 1 USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops is recognized by TRC-Canada and, because of TRC-Canada recognition, USCIS recognition.