Thank-you for your article. As an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe and 4th great grand daughter to Chief Flatmouth, I can assure you that nothing has changed. Their modern laws provide only loopholes for them. In our family, my children are the 5th generation the United States government have successfully and permanently removed in once again, "the best interest of the child". Everyone talks about this topic as if it is a distant problem, noticed and acknowledged but have you ever spoke to anyone that has been directly affected by this? I can tell you that my children are the fifth generation to have been successfully removed from their mother by the United States government and still no one cares because all they care about is their loopholes in the law, not the law to protect our heritage. I think America might care about the "idea" of the American Indian but I can attest to you that this government and it's courts want to do nothing but destroy us as people and will use any excuse to do so...and while doing so, these courts and judges, like Sobel out in Los Angeles can continue to drive around with dreamcatchers hanging from their rear view mirrors, while my children live with court assigned heroin addicts and non citizens of the United States in a foster home. Really, America, if you're going to whine about it, help some of us individually.
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 01:03