Embattled Utah adoption center loses its license

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Terry Achane of South Carolina and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Teleah, on Jan. 25, 2013. Achane was united with his daughter, who placed for adoption at birth without his knowledge or consent. His then-wife claimed Achane had abandoned her and had no interest in the child. A 4th District […]

IAG Adoption Trafficking in Ethiopia indicts Americans

Four Employees of Adoption Services Provider Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the United States in Connection with Ethiopia Operations Four current and former employees of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption services provider, have been indicted by a grand jury in South Carolina for allegedly conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with […]

Who were the Suala Indians?

Hieron. Chiaves Richard Thornton Native American History Examiner December 29, 2013 Can you tell me something about the Suala Indians in North Carolina? I saw them on an old map. I looked them up in Wikipedia and it said that they were the same as the Joara Indians and lived near Morganton, North Carolina. However, […]

Update in Baby Veronica Case: S. Carolina SCT Denies Reconsideration

TURTLE TALK by Matthew L.M. Fletcher South Carolina Supreme Court Denies Rights to Baby Veronica; National Native Organizations to Advance Civil Rights Lawsuit Washington, DC – The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled today to deny the appeal filed by Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation of the Court’s July 17 order to expedite the transfer […]

Adopters, you do not own us

By Trace A. DeMeyer (reblogging from AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES) OK, bear with me… I am thinking:  The Supreme Court ruling has me dumbfounded. I am not a lawyer but the Baby Veronica case is now headed back to the South Carolina courts who already ruled in favor of Dusten Brown, the natural father of baby Veronica. It’s […]

Slave quarters

Virtual Tour: Slave Quarters The slave quarters at the McLeod Plantation on James Island in South Carolina show what the typical living space was like for rural slaves in the South.  “Master used to say that if we didn’t suit him he would put us in his pocket quick — meaning that he would sell […]