Family

May 03, 2013
By:
Donna Ennis

The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence presented its final report and recommendations to Attorney General Eric Holder in December 2012.

May 01, 2013
By:
LaDonna Harris

I am outraged by Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. As a lifelong civil rights activist, I remember the struggle to pass the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 and the reasons it is still so badly needed to protect our families and Native American cultures.

April 28, 2013
By:
Steve Russell

Upon reading my first column on the Baby Veronica oral argument, a policy wonk friend of mine wrote, “This is not about race. It is about treachery.”

April 16, 2013
By:
John Echohawk, Jacqueline Pata, Terry Cross

On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

April 16, 2013
By:
Jacqueline Pata

The mainstream media has continued to make repeated factual errors when reporting on the high profile Supreme Court custody case involving a Native American father and his daughter.

April 07, 2013
By:
Charles Kader

A Métis friend of mine has recently been seen on the Game Show Network as part of the cast of the reality show, Family Trade. He is not the star, but his media appearances contrast with the humble beginnings of his own family, who until relatively recently, lived off the land itself.

March 30, 2013
By:
Ruth Hopkins

Every American Indian alive today has been affected by the policy of assimilation implemented by the United States government not that long ago.

January 22, 2013
By:
Zachary Pullin

The intersection of my identity as a gay man and a Chippewa Cree tribal member begins at the intersection of Route 87 and Highway 448.

December 23, 2012
By:
Floyd Hand (Pte Ole)

Christmas for Native Americans started when the Europeans came over to Turtle Island. They taught the Indian about Christianity and St. Nicholas.

December 22, 2012
By:
Donna Ennis

I have been thinking a lot lately about Baby Veronica and how it came to be that this Native child was placed with white adoptive parents.

November 25, 2012
By:
Mark Kawesoto Light

 

I haven't written anything in a long time. This time of year is always hard on our family. I want to take some time to remember my son, Sky Light. September 8 was six years since the Creator decided it was his time to go.

November 10, 2012
By:
Valarie Tom

Many Native American teenagers are planning their future and want to make a difference—I believe that. The Native American people have—time and again—answered our nation’s call when it comes to serving in many capacities and that includes the call of service in the military.

October 26, 2012
By:
Donna Ennis

I recently became aware of a group that is called Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children and Families.

October 22, 2012
By:
Terry Cross

On October 18, 2012, the Dr. Phil show aired an episode that focused on a disputed custody case involving an American Indian child, Veronica.

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