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Thunder Hawk, Anne – 2000
In 1978, federal legislation was passed to protect tribally enrolled or potentially enrollable American Indian children and prevent the breakup of Indian families. Prior to the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, it was estimated that one-quarter to one-third of all Indian children were being removed from their families. In this paper, an…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, American Indians, Early Experience, Ethnicity
Fournier, Suzanne; Crey, Ernie – 1997
A deliberate policy to separate and forcibly assimilate Aboriginal First Nations children into the mainstream has pervaded every era of Aboriginal history in Canada. Each era saw a new reason to take Aboriginal children away from their homes, placing them in residential schools, foster care, or non-Aboriginal adoptive families. In the words of…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Boarding Schools