The Most Conservative Estimate Shows 6,000 Aboriginal Children Killed Because They Were ‘Scooped’

May 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

May 31, 2015, While The Most Conservative Estimate Shows that 6,000 Aboriginal Children were Killed as a direct result of having been ‘scooped‘, that number of 6,000 (see link below) does not even take into consideration the aboriginal children who were scooped AND then not kept within Canada but instead placed in USA and west Europe.

More, it’s unclear whether the victim statements of whole families were excluded from consideration in collecting this statistic if some of the family’s children were, after being scooped, placed in USA even while the other children scooped from the same family were kept within Canada. Because though the original mandate of TRC – Canada left room by which all Canada Scoops Victims/60’s Scoops Victims could be acknowledged, ultimately it was edited to exclude those whom, after having been scooped, were not kept within Canada. The need to exclude those victims of same 60s Scoops because they were not kept within Canada then creating a problem in terms of acknowledging the victim statements of their family members the statements of which are a hybrid – and, as a result, a legislative and legal quagmire – of meeting and not meeting criteria that this TRC-Canada’s mandate sets as it’s standard.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/residential-schools-findings-point-to-cultural-genocide-commission-chair-says-1.3093580

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What Will USA Learn From Current Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Canada

May 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

May 29, 2015, As Canada winds down & assesses this current Truth & Reconciliation – Canada (TRC-Canada), they ask themselves what the take-aways are, See Link Below to Huffington Post. But, here too in USA we should – having at the very least a couple thousand victims of the same genocide, a.k.a., Canada Scoops, 60’s Scoops still living as unrecognized victims of this genocide, that their immigration status at best in limbo and at worst fraudulent – assess what value the findings of this particular TRC-Canada have for us.

For example, we now know that via (1) USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops who was the 1st and currently still the only victim of Canada Scoops to be recognized and given a file number by Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Canada AND to receive his USA Citizenship on basis of being a victim of that particular genocide, there is now this precedent by which other USA Placed Victims – Survivors of Canadian Scoops may also try to achieve their USA Citizenship.

We also now know via this TRC-Canada and more specifically via the experience of the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops to be recognized by TRC-Canada and USCIS that as more local DMVs, Social Security offices and even police departments begin to catch up with 9/11 immigration legislation and as a result identify as non-US Citizens these victims of Canada Scoops who were placed in USA illegally, that they did in fact come here as victims of a genocide, i.e., that they are likely telling the truth when they say they didn’t know they were not USA Citizens every time they said they were on federal forms and/or that they did not know that the name they have always used is considered an alias by the US Department of State, etc.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wayne-k-spear/truth-and-reconciliation_b_7460544.html

Scooped From His Birth Home And Placed In His Adoptive Home In USA By Pearl S Buck Welcome House Adoption Agency

May 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Updating Pearl S Buck Entry

May 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

Humanitarian efforts and later life[edit]

Buck was highly committed to a range of issues that were largely ignored by her generation. Many of her life experiences and political views are described in her novels, short stories, fiction, children‘s stories, and the biographies of her parents entitled Fighting Angel (on Absalom) and The Exile (on Carrie). She wrote on a diverse variety of topics including women’s rights, Asian cultures, immigration, adoption, missionary work, war and violence.

In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck co-founded Welcome House, Inc.,[15] the first international, interracial adoption agency, along with James A. Michener, Oscar Hammerstein II and his second wife Dorothy Hammerstein. In nearly five decades of work, Welcome House has placed over five thousand children. Through the work of the current Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Canada, it was discovered that Pearl S Buck’s Welcome House adoption agency was integral in the trafficking of victims of Canada Scoops, a.k.a., 60’s Scoops, from their birth homes to families in USA while their biological parents continued to search for them and demand their return.(We Were Children, National Film Board of Canada & Aboriginal People Television Network, Tim Fontaine, 2012. Film.; Library and Archives Canada, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Victim Statement – File No: 20110009, May 2011).

In 1964, to support children who were not ‘eligible for adoption’, Buck established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation (now called Pearl S. Buck International) to “address poverty and discrimination faced by children in Asian countries”; A number of the children ‘not eligible for adoption’ and not from Asian countries, and that The Pearl S Buck Foundation trafficked from Canada to USA and placed in new homes are today referred to as USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops. From the time these children were ‘scooped’ from the homes and, sometimes literally the arms, of their biological parents until they discovered, sometimes decades later and sometimes not at all, that they were victims of 60’s Scoops, a.k.a., Canada Scoops, their parents searched for them, not knowing whether they were dead or alive and not knowing that they had been taken out of Canada and placed in USA and west Europe by Pearl S Buck Foundation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. .(We Were Children, National Film Board of Canada & Aboriginal People Television Network, Tim Fontaine, 2012. Film.; Library and Archives Canada, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Victim Statement – File No: 20110009, May 2011).

Throughout the 1960’s and first half of the 1970’s, within her Welcome House, Inc. role, Buck was an important figure in the Sixties Scoops, a.k.a. Canada Scoops, i.e., brokering what were later discovered to be the transfer of North American Indian children from Canada to USA without the consent of their biological families and while their biological families were demanding to know where they were and for their return. For example, the original placement of Taber Gregory, the 1st of the Canadian Scoop, Sixties Scoops Victims to be placed in USA to be recognized by Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Canada and USCIS, was brokered by Buck via her Welcome House adoption agency. (We Were Children, National Film Board of Canada & Aboriginal People Television Network, Tim Fontaine, 2012. Film.; Library and Archives Canada, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Victim Statement – File No: 20110009, May 2011). A few years after the Sixties Scoops ‘adoptions’ were processed by Buck and Welcome House, Inc., Welcome House, Inc. was shut down by the U.S. federal government due to ‘paperwork errors’; Welcome House Inc. was dissolved and later reopened as Pearl S Buck Foundation and Pearl S Buck International and resumed it’s role in the process of international adoptions.

In 1960, after a long decline in health, her husband, Richard, died. She renewed a warm relation with William Ernest Hocking, who died in 1963. Buck then withdrew from many of her old friends and quarreled with others. She became more and more dependent on Theodore Harris, whom she met in 1963 when he was a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray studios. She soon depended for him for all her daily routines and appointed him head of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, with a lifetime salary. Harris created a scandal, however, for mismanaging the Foundation and for making Buck dependent on him. Buck separated herself even from Welcome House after twenty years of dedication.[15]

In the late 1960s, Buck toured West Virginia to raise money to preserve her family farm in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Today The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace is a historic house museum and cultural center.[16] She hoped the house would “belong to everyone who cares to go there”, and serve as a “gateway to new thoughts and dreams and ways of life”.[17]

Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public by raising consciousness on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist.[18]

The Trafficking of Canada Scoops, 60’s Scoops Victims To USA: More On Pearl S Buck – Welcome House Adoption Agency – Pearl S Buck International Role In The Trafficking of Canada Scoops Victims To USA

May 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

May 23, 2015, While Pearl S Buck International, formerly known as Welcome House (adoption agency) and Pearl S Buck Foundation acknowledge that the original intention of Pearl S Buck herself, in creating Welcome House Adoption Agency was to broker ‘adoptions’ of children considered ‘not eligible for adoption’, they/today’s gatekeepers of Pearl S Buck legacy are having a very hard time admitting that Pearl S Buck Foundation – Welcome House Adoption Agency was, on the US side of the transactions, uniquely instrumental in the trafficking of Canada Scoops Victims to USA. To date, no other adoption agency in USA has played as significant a role in Canada Scoops, 60’s Scoops as has Pearl S Buck Welcome House (adoption agency).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_S._Buck#Humanitarian_efforts_and_later_life

Humanitarian efforts and later life[edit]

Buck was highly committed to a range of issues that were largely ignored by her generation. Many of her life experiences and political views are described in her novels, short stories, fiction, children‘s stories, and the biographies of her parents entitled Fighting Angel (on Absalom) and The Exile (on Carrie). She wrote on a diverse variety of topics including women’s rights, Asian cultures, immigration, adoption, missionary work, war and violence.

In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Buck co-founded Welcome House, Inc.,[15] the first international, interracial adoption agency, along with James A. Michener, Oscar Hammerstein II and his second wife Dorothy Hammerstein. In nearly five decades of work, Welcome House has placed over five thousand children. Through the work of the current Truth & Reconciliation Commission – Canada, it was discovered that Pearl S Buck’s Welcome House adoption agency was integral in the transiting of victims of Canada Scoops, a.k.a., 60’s Scoops, from their birth homes to families in USA while their biological parents continued to search for them and demand their return.(Aboriginal People Television Network, Tim Fontaine, 2012; Canada Scoops – National Archives of Canada)

In 1964, to support kids who were not eligible for adoption, Buck established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation (now called Pearl S. Buck International) to “address poverty and discrimination faced by children in Asian countries”; A number of the children ‘not eligible for adoption’ and not from Asian countries, and that The Pearl S Buck Foundation trafficked from Canada to USA and placed in new homes are today referred to as USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops. From the time these children were ‘scooped’ from the homes and, sometimes literally the arms, of their biological parents until they discovered, sometimes decades later and sometimes not at all, that they were victims of 60’s Scoops, a.k.a., Canada Scoops, their parents searched for them, not knowing whether they were dead or alive and not knowing that they had been taken out of Canada and placed in USA and west Europe by Pearl S Buck Foundation of Pennsylvania, USA. (Aboriginal People Television Network, Tim Fontaine, 2012; Canada Scoops – National Archives of Canada).

In 1964, she opened the Opportunity Center and Orphanage in South Korea, and later offices were opened in Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. When establishing Opportunity House, Buck said, “The purpose…is to publicize and eliminate injustices and prejudices suffered by children, who, because of their birth, are not permitted to enjoy the educational, social, economic and civil privileges normally accorded to children.”[16]

During the 1960’s and within her Welcome House, Inc. role, Buck was an important figure in the Sixties Scoops, a.k.a. Canada Scoops, i.e., brokering what were later discovered to be the transfer of North American Indian children from Canada to USA without the consent of their biological families and while their biological families were demanding to know where they were and for their return. For example, the original placement of Taber Gregory, the 1st of the Canadian Scoop, Sixties Scoops Victims to be placed in USA to be recognized by Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Canada and USCIS, was brokered by Buck via her Welcome House adoption agency. (Tim Fontaine, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – APTN, Tim Fontaine, 2012). A few years after the Sixties Scoops ‘adoptions’ were processed by Buck and Welcome House, Inc., Welcome House, Inc. was shut down by the U.S. federal government due to ‘paperwork errors’; Welcome House Inc. was dissolved and later reopened as Pearl S Buck Foundation and Pearl S Buck International and resumed it’s role in the process of international adoptions.

In 1960, after a long decline in health, her husband, Richard, died. She renewed a warm relation with William Ernest Hocking, who died in 1963. Buck then withdrew from many of her old friends and quarreled with others. She became more and more dependent on Theodore Harris, whom she met in 1963 when he was a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray studios. She soon depended for him for all her daily routines and appointed him head of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, with a lifetime salary. Harris created a scandal, however, for mismanaging the Foundation and for making Buck dependent on him. Buck separated herself even from Welcome House after twenty years of dedication. [17] Welcome House itself was accused of taking North American Indian children without consent of their biological families.[citation needed]

In the late 1960s, Buck toured West Virginia to raise money to preserve her family farm in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Today The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace is a historic house museum and cultural center.[18] She hoped the house would “belong to everyone who cares to go there”, and serve as a “gateway to new thoughts and dreams and ways of life”.[19]

Long before it was considered fashionable or politically safe to do so, Buck challenged the American public by raising consciousness on topics such as racism, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia. During her life Buck combined the multiple careers of wife, mother, author, editor and political activist.[20]

On-Line References Describing ‘Canada Scoops Victims Placed In USA’ – Edits Being Made By Those Safeguarding The Legacy Of Pearl S Buck

May 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

May 21, 2015, And, it continues. During the last 9 days we have seen gatekeepers of the legacy of the Pearl S Buck – Welcome House adoption agency, most likely catalyzed by the upcoming New York City – Lincoln Center premiere of Pearl: The Musical, delete not just reference to ‘Pearl S. Buck’ but entire entries integral to describing the experience of Canada Scoops victims placed in USA, a.k.a. USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops. Their efforts, while aimed at protecting her legacy, have the effect of Undermining the experiences of these victims which isn’t something we will, within our capacity, allow them to continue to do.

Yesterday we were optimistic when we read that these advocates of Pearl S Buck legacy were no longer denying the role of Pearl S Buck – Welcome House adoption agency in the placement of Canada Scoops victims in USA; instead, they are now claiming that at the time that Canada Scoops victims were being trafficked from Canada to USA via Pearl S Buck  Welcome House adoption agency that Pearl S Buck had no control over her own affairs, no control over the work of Welcome House adoption agency. More, they claim that – and how well this fits into the story line of a musical production couldn’t be more serendipitous – her affairs were taken over by a dance instructor from New York City’s acclaimed Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Why they held that information – so apropos to a musical story line – back until confronted with Welcome House adoption agency role in placing Canada Scoops Victims in USA, is a wonder.

We are working today to restore the entries that describe the experience of victims of Canada Scoops placed in USA while allowing for this change-introduction of an Arthur Murray dance school instructor into the explanation.

Update: How Involved Was Pearl S. Buck In Decision To Traffick Canada Scoops Victims To USA

May 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

May 19, 2015, After no less than 5 attempts within 8 days were made by the gatekeepers of Pearl S Buck’s Legacy to delete accurate and well-referenced mentions of the integral role that Pearl S Buck and her Welcome House Adoption Agency played in trafficking Canada Scoops victims to USA and west Europe, they have now provided the following explanation:

In 1960, after a long decline in health, her husband, Richard, died. She renewed a warm relation with William Ernest Hocking, who died in 1963. Buck then withdrew from many of her old friends and quarreled with others. She became more and more dependent on Theodore Harris, whom she met in 1963 when he was a dance instructor with the Arthur Murray studios. She soon depended for him for all her daily routines and appointed him head of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, with a lifetime salary. Harris created a scandal, however, for mismanaging the Foundation and for making Buck dependent on him. Buck separated herself even from Welcome House after twenty years of dedication. [17] Welcome House itself was accused of taking North American Indian children without consent of their biological families.[citation

Though we certainly can’t contest their explanation as to just how involved Pearl S Buck herself was in the decision making of Welcome House programmes, we will certainly be restoring the additional details that provide better description of Welcome House role in the trafficking of Canada Scoops Victims to USA and west Europe.

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