Report: Underlying racism behind seizures of Indian children | The Lakota Law Project Report

Indeed, Maine’s recent Truth and Reconciliation Report also concluded “disproportionate entry into care can be held within the context of continued clutural genocide as defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nationals General Assembly in 1948.”

Taking children from their Native tribes and forcing assimilation into the dominant White society leads to an erosion of culture.

A worker with the Maine DHHS said it was only after particpating in a training on the Indian Child Welfare Act and its historical background did he realize that he was unwittingly an instrument of genocide.

via Report: Underlying racism behind seizures of Indian children | The Lakota Law Project Report.

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