CODE: Finding Papers You Exist #YIPP #BadHistory

By Lara Trace (Cherokee-Shawnee-French Canadian-Euro mix) If you are an American Indian/First Nations/Indigenous, which many of you are, you may find it exceedingly difficult to find paper records that CONFIRM what tribe you think you are… or were told you are. For example, on Earl’s side of my family, Earl’s aunt Bessie, referred to us […]

Identity, Indians and THE MIX

As Adoptees we need to be flexible, open to the new, to synchronicities, to unlikely possibilities and to seeing the extraordinary opportunities we have, to deal with the losses, the traumas of adoption, to be who we want to be.  Identity, that ‘thing’ we have taken from us in adoption which is replaced by a […]