How Minnesota’s Foster Care System Reminds Native Moms of a Racist Legacy – Mother Jones

Australia’s Indigenous have told us they have lived with this generational fear for 200 years. America laid down the model over 400 years ago and which we still maintain the vestigages of it today. People like Stan Grant and others have described how they experienced much the same as their  forebears and many still do today. Equal isn’t equal much to Australia’s shame.

Australia follows when it comes to Indigenous Australia and shames us with political gaslighting and denial

“For the families that we work with, it’s constantly living in a state of fear,” says Nord. “Grandma was in the system and now Mom is in the system and now the child is in the system… How can we expect our community members to even start healing?” Nord, who is a Navajo and Hopi Indian descendant, has experienced that fear herself. In February of 2015, Nord temporarily lost custody of her 6-year-old daughter after a social worker determined she “was in imminent danger.” It took two years to get her back.

Source: How Minnesota’s Foster Care System Reminds Native Moms of a Racist Legacy – Mother Jones

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