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What we rarely do, is pay the remotest attention to what is STILL happening in the daily lives of the First Nations peoples. Do we look at the abject poverty that has been inflicted on the most at-risk group in our greater society? Are we remotely aware that this poverty is being used as an excuse to steal yet another generation of children?
From Boarding Schools, to Adoptions, the cultural genocide is happening right now; fed by a seemingly endless flow of Federal monies that rewards the States for taking Indian children from their families.
Tonight, I am joined by three amazing women who will tell their tales.
Evelyn Red Lodge is an author and journalist who advocates for the ICWA. Her story is chronicled in "Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects."
Janice Howe fought (and finally won) for the return of her 4 stolen grandchildren s chronicled on NPR.
Molly KillsEnemy is a dear friend who was both adopted away herself as a young girl, and had a son taken from her outside the ICWA when she was young. She now lives with her two sons and one daughter, with another daughter who has married.
Please listen to my honored guests speak of their experiences and stand strong against the vile Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare & Lisa Morris who are trying to end the Indian Child Welfare Act - an act that needs to be strengthened, not revoked.
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