Sharing ‘How We Did It’ – Obtaining Blood Quantum Letters & Status Cards
March 5, 2015 § Leave a comment
March 5, 2015, Discussing with representatives of Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Canada and North American Indian adoptee advocates in USA how it’s best and/or if it is in best interest of USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops to disclose steps taken Including contact information of persons and agencies in USA and Canada that facilitated our receipt of North American Indian Status cards and North American Indian Blood Quantum Letters without the applicant having to cross border between USA and Canada, i.e., the stated-requirement for receipt of these documents is that the applicant appear in Canada in person.
That in-person appearance requirement is a problem because at same time Canada agencies require the Canada Scoop Victim/Sixties Scoops Victim placed in USA to appear in Canada in order to receive those documents, USA agencies advise them not to leave USA until their identification documentation is clarified, resolved., i.e., in this regard, victims of Canada Scoops, Sixties Scoops are in a real Catch 22. If we can release more information about how we were able to get these documents without applicant having to appear in Canada without then jeopardizing the use of those same means, we will.