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 […]

Change Is Coming: Youth Suicide Pacts, Canada’s Move Away from the 141 Year Old Indian Act and more news

By Lara Trace Hentz I am still on my hiatus, of course, but these stories I have covered on this news blog before (kinda). I will be back later in 2017. That is, if we don’t suffer a nuke someday soon. *** From Steve Russell • August 11, 2017 at Indian Country Today Wawatay News […]

Billions trafficking and enslaving “disposable people”

By Lara Trace (abolitionist) “It’s all about the money. Human trafficking is insanely profitable. If you really think about it: You can sell a kilo of Heroin once; You can sell a 13-year-old girl 20 times a night, 365 days a year.” Read this about a rescue at a truck stop An estimated $150 billion is […]

I’m reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

You may want to read them. I did! xox Lara Trace FACE? Such is the case with FACE, an F.B.I. program described in a new, blistering report from the United States Government Accountability Office. FACE stands for Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation, the name of a relatively new unit within the agency. The G.A.O. found […]

I'm reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

You may want to read them. I did! xox Lara Trace FACE? Such is the case with FACE, an F.B.I. program described in a new, blistering report from the United States Government Accountability Office. FACE stands for Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation, the name of a relatively new unit within the agency. The G.A.O. found […]

What VERSION are you reading?

By Lara Trace Hentz  (history buff)   EXAMPLE  http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-midday-wounded-knee-line-sand#stream/0 Years ago I realized the “version” is what we need to examine as much as the writing itself.  It’s very very important to look at WHO wrote it and why.  Ellowyn in Pine Ridge, South Dakota shared her tribe’s version of history that differed greatly from […]

SOLD: Human Trafficking (videos)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpsxAjuye7I   BBC VIDEO published on Aug 1, 2015 Human trafficking is a global problem, with the UN saying victims come from as many as 152 countries, and that a third of those trafficked are children.  BBC News focused on three countries, talking to people who have been trafficked and also to the traffickers themselves.   […]

In The News: Slavery, Nobel Prize, The Price of Memory, Malala

In the News   Kailash Satyarthi: student engineer who saved 80,000 children from slavery  Clar Ni Chonghaile, theguardian.com, 10 October 2014 Indian children’s rights activist hails Nobel peace prize as an honour to young people ‘whose voice has never been heard’ Kailash Satyarthi says his heroes are the children he has saved from slavery. The […]

In The News

Japan’s wartime sex slavery a ‘terrible’ rights violation – Obama By: Agence France-Presse April 26, 2014 3:30 AM, InterAksyon.com – The online news portal of TV5 SEOUL – The Japanese wartime system of sex slavery was a “terrible” violation of human rights and its victims need to be heard, US President Barack Obama said Friday […]

People Magazine highlights book by former human trafficking victim

Now working as an assistant manager at a luggage store, Shyima Hall hopes to go back to school and become an ICE agent. – Feb. 24 edition of People Magazine An Egyptian human trafficking victim enslaved as a girl in southern California wrote an autobiography that details her ordeal and subsequent life in the U.S. […]

Historians against Slavery: Tiya Miles

Using History to Make Slavery History, Guest Post by Tiya Miles SOURCE In this special guest post, Tiya Miles, professor of history at the University of Michigan, a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner, and founder of ECO Girls, shares her thoughts on a recent conference connecting the history of enslavement to the continuation of unjust […]

Modern Slavery: #NOT MY LIFE

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month… Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through […]

Collective Amnesia: Leaders who don’t lead

Part Two By Lara Hentz (aka Trace) We are awakening… This tale is about the “haves” and “have nots.” We’ve all heard campaign promises and political sermons, then once elected, we might catch a glimpse of the leader on TV and it appears all those promises are long gone, long forgotten. And why we elected […]

my crazy: human trafficking, historical trauma

By LARA I have written here on this blog about my becoming Lara, integrating parts of my persona that were buried or stunted or created as an adoptee growing up with strangers. I had posted on Facebook (as Trace) how I experienced huge chunks of CRAZY, had patterns of unhealthy behavior and even how big […]

Some Quotes and the Summit of the Moral Pedestal

*Clearly, the specific experiences of triad members vary, but there is commonality of affective experiences which persists throughout the individual’s or family’s life cycle development. The recognition of these similarities permits dialogue among triad members and allows those professionals with whom they interface to intervene in proactive as well as curative ways. The presence of […]