Report: Evidence of genocide found under CA residential school
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1d ago
  National Native News January 25, 2023 January 25, 2023 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Indigenous investigators in Alberta say they’ve found evidence of genocide at the site of a former Indian residential school. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, they’ve released a preliminary document into missing children and unmarked graves at the former Blue Quills Residential School. The Aciniwyn Opaspiw Society says its investigators have uncovered physical and documented evidence – and their report includes allegations that a so-called disciplinarian who worked at the school from 1935 to ..read more
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Evil Walks Among Us
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3d ago
 Evil Walks Among Us: Child Trafficking Has Become Big Business in America — John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney   “Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children   It takes a special kind of evil to prostitute and traffick a child for sex, and yet this evil walks among us every minute of every day. Consider this: every two minutes, a child is bought and sold for sex. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children  ..read more
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HAWAIʻI TASKFORCE FOR MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN | CANADA #MMIWG UPDATE
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4d ago
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi — The Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women honored the national day of awareness for Missing Murdered and Indigenous Women and Girls’ Day on May 5, 2021, and announced that Hawaiʻi State Legislature passed HCR11, which created a taskforce for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). The state-wide, multi-year taskforce will be co-chaired by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women (Commission). The Apology Resolution, a joint resolution of U.S. Congress passed in 1993, confirmed that Native Hawaiians a ..read more
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More than 2,000 anomalies found at former Indian residential school
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1w ago
  January 18, 2023 By Antonia Gonzales Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Officials at a First Nation in Saskatchewan say they’ve located more than 2,000 anomalies after using radar at the site of a former Indian residential school. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, they have not yet been confirmed as human remains. The ground search of the former Qu’appelle Indian Residential School began about a year and a half ago with the help of ground penetrating radar. So far, searchers have found a jaw bone fragment believed to be from a child of five or six years of age. The bones were dat ..read more
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A Truly Savage System
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1w ago
Nevada Public Radio | By Richard Boland| January 12, 2023 SOURCE ICWA does more than protect our children from cultural genocide. It safeguards our tribal sovereignty While most Americans were focused on the 2022-midterm election results, American Indians were searching for clues on how the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in a case that threatens tribes’ very existence. The case, known as Haaland v. Brackeen, was brought by a non-Indian couple (the Brackeens), who adopted two American Indian children. To the casual observer, this case probably looks like state-sanctioned racism in adoption ..read more
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Scooped not shattered: I am a Sixties Scoop survivor
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2w ago
  Opinion I want you to consider building a better future for the next seven generations, writes Mike "O'dah ziibing (Heart of the river) Ashkewe By Mike "O'dah ziibing / Heart of the river) Ashkewe Guelph Mercury |  January 3, 2023 O'dah ziibing indizhinikaaz. I am Heart of the river. I am also a Sixties Scoop survivor, and I am a product of Canada’s violence and colonization against its Indigenous population. I was raised as someone who only knew being Indigenous as a hustle, and it was something not to be proud of, but rather hidden and shameful. I was stripped of my cultur ..read more
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What's ahead in 2023
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2w ago
Betting, adoption lawsuits pose greatest threat to tribes in decades, experts say A lawsuit in Washington state and another case before the U.S. Supreme Court are part of a coordinated campaign that experts say is pushing once-fringe legal theories to the nation’s highest court and represents the most serious challenge to tribal sovereignty in over 50 years. “It could have really big impacts on basically every law Congress has passed that has to do with tribes and tribal citizens,” said Rebecca Nagle, a journalist, citizen of the Cherokee Nation and host of the “This Land” podcast, w ..read more
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60s Scoop survivor reconnects with birth mom, discovers her culture, decades after separation
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2w ago
It took many years for the pair to develop a mother-daughter relationship Rachel Watts · CBC News · January 6, 2023 Tauni Sheldon, pictured when she was about three years old. Sheldon has worked to reconnect and rebuild the relationship with her birth mom after she was taken away as part of the Sixties Scoop three hours after birth. (Submitted by Pam Sheldon) WARNING: This story contains distressing details Tauni Sheldon remembers the first time she saw her biological mom. Sheldon was 23 years old.  It was 1993 and she was in the Winnipeg airport, having just flown in with her adopt ..read more
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The ‘60s Scoop stole so much from my family. Here’s how I’m reclaiming what’s lost.
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3w ago
HIDE CAMP: Unlike past generations, I was raised not to feel ashamed of being Anishinaabe. Now, I’m learning what my mother and grandmother couldn’t. By Alessia Passafiume | Dec. 11, 2022 I asked my dad to skin me a deer. For as long as I can remember, my father, uncles and grandfather — who immigrated to Canada from Italy 55 years ago — have spent weeks away hunting moose, deer, turkey, rabbits, and if you consider fishing hunting, they do that, too. I’ve thought about joining them on hunts for years — heading to Bass Pro to deck myself out in hunting gear, sitting with them in tree stands ..read more
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#60sScoop Oakville artist reclaiming lost Indigenous cultural identity
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1M ago
  Kathy YanchusOakville Beaver December 16, 2022 The sense of cultural identity lost to Marvin Terry as a child of the ’60s Scoop is emerging now through his art, helping him on his path to self-discovery. “Art has become my medicine, my healing,” said Oakville’s Terry, one of nine Indigenous artists whose work was selected by the City of Burlington to be permanently displayed in Spencer Smith Park. “I am a Sixties Scoop survivor who has lost their culture, language and now (I’m) in the midst of reclaiming that part that was taken from me as a child, along with my siblings.&nbs ..read more
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