Differential Power and Indian Child Welfare: Part Two

“How Dominance is Established/Maintained.” a phrase from this blog. Very good and interesting reading for any and all that question what the hell is going on in the world today? Take a few minutes to read this insightful piece.

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

Following is the second installment of one of the exam papers I wrote to complete a university degree (Hand, 1999). I am sharing the essay in installments, with minor edits and illustrations added, in hopes that it might be of interest and stimulate thoughtful dialogue. (Part One defined theory and discussed some of the relevant general theories that continue to guide research, policies, and practice paradigms that limit the exercise of sovereignty by tribal governments over the welfare of their citizens, lands, and resources.)

It does seem fitting to share this essay in pieces because that’s how it was written. At the time, I lived off the grid and could only afford to run a generator four hours in the morning to power my computer. (Yes, I did have a laptop, but as life happens, it arrived with a faulty battery that couldn’t hold a charge and I didn’t have the time…

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2 thoughts on “Differential Power and Indian Child Welfare: Part Two

    • The native american Indians were not the only folk who occupied North America, they kicked out the Europeans who came across the Alaskan land bridge thousands of years ago…which proves whoever has the bigger stick wins…..but the Indians are making a comeback, via the Casinos…..don’t bet against them, the odds are in their favor……


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