Children are taken by people who find loop-holes in the system to make money off of them. Many times the Juvenile Judges are paid thousands of dollars for the sale of the children to couples who will pay anything just to have a child. I was told this by a lawyer who tried to help me with custody of my grandchild in Oklahoma Juvenile Court. My daughter died and they had a hearing without my knowledge or notice and my granddaughter was given to a non-native couple. Then, when I tried to get Karlee they said they make lots of money from people wanting our children. The Judge would not even hear our case. AS a member of the Cheyenne/Arapaho tribe, not to be able to see your own Granddaughter is like losing an arm or a leg. There are only, 16,000 of my tribe and to take away one child from their culture is abominiable... The ICWA did not help, the attorney for the people taking her was running for Attorney General of Ok his name was Dunn. They ignored ICWA because she would be at least, a quarter Cheyenne/Arapaho and would be able to enroll in my tribe. I have not been able to talk to or see my own granddaughter since 2004. The Tribe did not help me, I went to a Judge at the complex in Concho, Ok and a Judge Charles Tripp was there, he said he did not have jurisdiction. If I was a member, and my daughter was a member of the Cheyenne/Arapaho then, who had jurisdiction?
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 17:23