United States Government to offer public apology to Native American Women.

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Brittany Ann
Dec 9, 2021
This is an atrocity that needs recognition. These women need to be recognized and heard not swept under a rug and never talked about again. This is genocide and the US government needs to take responsibility.

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Melissae Bletsian
Sep 19, 2021
I believe we should reckon with the horrible things we've done. We meaning the government in our name.

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kristina jacobsen
Sep 12, 2021
Community leader Jean Whitehorse and so many other women, at an absolute bare minimum, deserve a formal written apology from the Federal Government.

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Faramarz Farbod
Jul 30, 2021
These women need more than an official apology. At the very least they and their families should be compensated for their suffering.

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Stacy Nelson
Jun 2, 2021
Because forced sterilization has happened to members of my Native American family on my Dad's side.
The reasoning behind it was that the natives were considered "feeble-minded morons" and deemed incapable of caring for children, also the sterilization happened in their very early teen years.
I had 2 Great Uncle's {Fred & Ted Aslin} went on to foster and adopt lots & lots of children in the adult lives.... Even earning awards from the State of Michigan for their excellent parenting skills towards their "chosen" children. {Some were fostered & some were adopted}
Actually in their later years my Great Uncle's even went on to sue the State of Michigan for being forcibly sterilized at such a very young age. They lost their case due to "Statute of limitations" and other B.S. reasons, but yet they were awarded for around $20,000 for their "troubles"
It all happened while the Aslin family {mother & her children} were locked away at an insane asylum in Lapeer, MI after the death of their husband/father. There was only 1 Native American girl to EVER escape the asylum & the forced sterilization in Michigan's history. Thankfully she also escaped all the horrors and mistreatment that occured at the Lapeer asylum.
Thank Goodness, My grandmother, Alberta Aslin [later after marriage Alberta Chippewa] was apparently quite the astute 14 y.o. girl and luckily she could see the writing on the walls and made history by being the only sterilization "escapee". I'm so very proud of this young Native child for the fact that she made some very, very difficult life decisions that such a young girl shouldn't have to make. Leaving her family members, her mother & siblings behind. Then having to start an adult life all on her own. All of which I'm sure that was no easy task for a quite young Native American girl in the late 1930s/early 1940s. From other native accounts, life for Native American adults was quite hard at that time in Michigan's history, let alone for a 14 y.o. female Native trying to start to live as "normal" a life as possible at that time in history. Im saddened that I never had a chance to meet this admirable lady I'm Proud to call my Grandmother. To me she was an inspirational & courageous lady, who beat the odds by going on to have 10 children of her own, unlike her poor siblings. Also ive heard that there was an episode of 60 Minutes, that featured my family's tragic story. Which I've been trying to find out more on to locate a copy, but have been unsuccessful thus far.
Thank you for taking time to read a little bit of Native American family's unique spot I history

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Dori Henderson
Apr 29, 2021
Accountability requires (at a minimum) that the US government issue an apology. They should do more than that, however.

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Carolina Capindo
1 year ago
Justice

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Kiara B
1 year ago
Minorities have been systemically oppressed by the U.S. government, and it's time that they start to atone for their sins.

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Perla Hinojosa
1 year ago
Things should be different and they deserve better

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Abigail Taylor
1 year ago
This should be known as a national disgrace, a failure of human rights and a stripping of basic dignity. Disgusting