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Whose Welfare?

trailbee Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:00 PM
My friend is a social worker in another state, and counsels Reservation children. These young adults are using suicide as a means out of an intolerable situation. And a judge is now putting a child in there because the father has had his day in court, and because his DNA matches that of the child? I, too, get mail from Indian Reservations. I refuse to participate in this sham.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...