Sen. Warren’s DNA means nothing to #ICWA #NativeTruth #WeAreStillHere

BY LT What? Back so soon with breaking news? Yep.  First, I want to thank my friend and blogger KC for asking me to think about and share my thoughts on what it means to have Indigenous ancestry and the recent headlines about Elizabeth Warren.  Next, I defend Sen. Warren’s right to claim her ancestry.  […]

Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home

As many as one third of Indian children were separated from their families between 1941 and 1967… Whether removed from their homes by the government or stolen, these children, now adults, have been dubbed “Lost Birds” after Zintkála Nuni (Lost Bird), an infant Lakota girl found alive on the battlefield following the 1890 Wounded Knee […]

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History | #ICWA Custody Case | Dawnland | Paradise Papers | #NAAM

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History Read the full article by Stephen Mills in the Rutland Herald. Dormancy Concept Trailer from Luke Becker-Lowe on Vimeo. Link to the GoFundMe site for this production. via Filmmakers Explore Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History My earlier post on this *** The Supreme Court refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a […]

Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun. READ: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List https://twitter.com/gurlinthewurld/status/857237938555506688 https://twitter.com/4589roger/status/857230405010903040 *** TOP PHOTO: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan Source: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan ***** […]

NEW BOOK: STOLEN GENERATIONS! Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop

one click to buy Contributors: INTRO: Johnathan Brooks (Northern Cheyenne) Preface: Trace Hentz (Shawnee-Cherokee- French Canadian) Joseph Henning (Cree) Leland Pacheco Kirk Morrill (Navajo) Nakuset (Cree) Debra Newman (Choctaw Cherokee) Belinda Mastalski Smith (Oneida New York) Janelle Black Owl (Mandan, Hidatasa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Lakota) Susan Devan Harness (Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes) Dana LoneHill (Oglala […]

Should Adult Adoptees Have Access to Their Birth Records? | Mirah Riben

The affirmative argument is presented by April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive, the prestigious Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI), an organization with no ulterior motive or financial backing that would impact their conclusions. It is on point and factual, backed by extensive research of experts in the fields of child welfare and law as it relates to this […]

Chasing Ghosts: My 20 year journey

By a very grateful Lara Trace Hentz  (adoptee/author of One Small Sacrifice) Chasing Ghosts twenty years? Yes. It took me 20 years to attend the Harlow powwow in southern Illinois on Sept. 6.  This family reunion was a first time for me, meeting many many new Harlow cousins.  (It’s that very same reunion my birthdad […]

Thank YOU

By Lara/Trace (or whatever you want to call me!) I am popping in to say thank you for 100,000 hits on this blog. REALLY! That is no small feat for a journalist writer who writes about adoption, ICWA, Native American history and other serious dark matters. Chi Megwetch, Pilamaye, Gratias and Merci Beaucoup! I have […]

When the sh*t really hit the fan on faceb**k

By Lara/TraceThe sh*t really hit the fan last week when a good friend of mine shut down a Facebook group page. (She’d emailed me while she was deciding, so I knew and agreed.) (She shut down a group, not her own profile.) (I rarely went to that group page.)I’m not naming names but it was […]

AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather

  AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather. Part One Many times, emotionally, mentally and spiritually we become lost and tired within the hubbub of it all. What else can we do but feel lost. As far as adoption goes the whole basic, being separated from the herd to which […]

Karen Vigneault – Helping Native Adoptees Search

MAKING CONTACT: My Interview with Native Genealogist Karen Vigeault-MLIS By Lara/Trace I was so surprised and happy to receive a gracious email from Karen about four months ago as I do know many adoptees who get stuck on doing genealogy when they open their adoptions and have a name or family story that says there […]

Free Ebook! Exclusive to Lara Hentz Blog readers!

For anyone who wishes to read the ebook One Small Sacrifice, A Memoir, shoot me an email. I have paperbacks for sale, too, at $15.95 (free shipping) You can paypal me: Email: tracedemeyer@yahoo.com Thanks for telling your adoptee friends about my book! The new second edition has 5 star reviews on Amazon! Lara/Trace