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November 20, 2022: Stolen Childhoods

John Other Medicine

Sunday, November 20, at 5pm:

Tune in to hear a special from KFAI Minneapolis, "Stolen Childhoods."

America's attempt to separate Native children from their families didn't end with boarding schools. In the decades after World War II, the U.S. government created the Indian Adoption Project, an effort designed to place Native kids with white parents.

In this one-hour documentary, producer Melissa Olson explores the personal and historical impact of this policy. Her Ojibwe mother, Judy Olson, was raised by a white family. So were the mothers of several friends. The emotional impact of the Indian Adoption Project — and similar state projects — continues today.

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