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The Indian Child Welfare Act says that except in the rarest of cases, Native American children who have to be removed from their homes must be placed with relatives, their tribes or other Native Americans. Yet 32 states are failing in some way to abide by


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Susanne R (236)
Friday October 28, 2011, 11:50 pm
Such a sad and frightening story. I'm glad Dwayne Stenstrom thrived in spite of the injustices inflicted upon him, his siblings and his mother. And I'm also glad that he clung to his Native American heritage.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 6:09 am
Seems that Americans are behind Australia with this. We have already apologized, but in America this kind of thing is still happening.

Bette M (91)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 2:59 am
Native American indians are a forgotten lot compared
to one other minority group.
The Native American indian are now just beginning
to get much needed & necessary attention which
has been long over due.
I personally admire their heritage & dilligence to
stay calm, cool & collected down through the times
of the white man's domination. And, someday
hopefully America will have an all American indian
as president of the U.S. President of a country that
really belongs to them.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Bob P (394)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 4:48 am
thanksfor the info

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 6:08 am
Thanks for the post, noted.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 8:21 am
Thanks for sharing.

Rita White (55)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 10:14 am

Tim C (2420)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 2:28 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 9:25 pm
Good comment Betty. Thanks for the information, Cal

Kamila A (141)
Sunday October 30, 2011, 11:31 pm
the USA has lots of karma to get through because of the injustices done to the native people.

Bracha Katz (31)
Monday October 31, 2011, 2:48 am

ewoud k (68)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:52 am
Thanks for posting!

Alice B (241)
Monday October 31, 2011, 7:50 pm
Noted & posted on my FB. So many people I know have been through this unspeakable cruelty, and I simply cannot imagine what I would have done if this had happened to me when I was a child. This prevalence of child suicide is not hard to understand - but in fact, the child "welfare" [sic] system is committing MURDER of the worst and most vicious kind.

reft h (66)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:59 pm
noted - thanks for posting

Deborah L (70)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:20 am

Very little is ever mentioned about this, but having traveled the Red Road as an artist and storyteller, I tell all interested and even some who may not be about our forgotten peoples. The First Nation's People.

Perhaps we should go back to our earlier America, not the way the Republican/'s want or think, but to the way of our indigenous peoples, who revered the land and respected Mother Earth, learned to live among and with and respect all animals, to take only what you need and leave the land as you found it,or in some cases, better than when you found it. Unlike the disrespect we see today with the wolf slaughters, at one time in this country,wolves were our brothers and sisters, as were all creatures.Much wisdom can be learned from the great Chiefs and Native peoples, people who never had an education and schooling system we have today,yet they were light years ahead of today's people.We only need to look and even if we only follow a few of the teachings from our Native ancestors, this world would be a better place for man and animals,plants and the environment.

Bette M (91)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 4:46 am
Deborah L. All you wrote so very true.
Someday I hope to see a Native American
indian become president of his own country.
So far the presidents we've had & especially
the one now sitting in office care all too little
about the land, animals & the birds that fly.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
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