Even if the non-Indian adoptive family provides love and security for the Indian child, family conflict can develop once the child grows up and learns about contemporary issues in Indian Country. For example, imagine an Indian child who was raised by a White family whose livelihood revolves around the oil pipeline or something else that is in direct conflict with the child's tribe. This is just one example. For Indians who were adopted by the colonizers, these issues and conflicts go beyond things like political and religious differences that might be found between generations of family members of the same race/ethnicity.
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