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|Document Title:||Permanency through Wabanaki eyes: A Narrative Perspective from "The People Who Live Where the Sun Rises".|
|Personal Author:||Morrison, Carolyn.,Fox, Kathleen.,Cross, Terry.,Paul, Roger.|
|Abstract:||Tribal sovereignty is a theory that has gainedcredibility over the past few decades, but one thatthe child welfare field has still not fully embraced.A mainstream reluctance to understand or acceptcustomary adoption, unique to tribal culture,illustrates the lack of credibility given to tribalchild welfare beliefs and practices. Roger Paul, amember of the Passamaquoddy and MaliseetTribes, was asked to discuss customary adoption.His wide-ranging narrative response illuminatespast abuses and current strengths of tribal childwelfare practice and belief. Two primary policyand practice implications emerge. They are(1) that cultural and institutional oppression continueto be embedded in current policy and practiceand continue to have a detrimental impact...more|