What has happened to Native adoptees and what challenges they continue to face both in Indian country and outside Indian country

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Author, professional blogger, mosaic artist and award-winning journalist Trace A. DeMeyer is former editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut and editor/co-founder of Ojibwe Akiing…

Trace A. DeMeyer is Shawnee-Cherokee with European ancestry and the author of three books and a contributor to many others.

Currently she is Executive Producer: NightWolf Show, 89.3 FM, Pacifica, WASH DC, The Most Dangerous Show on Radio, American Indians Truths, www.wpfw.org, which airs on Fridays at 1 PM EST.

She is the founder of Blue Hand Books, a collective of Native American authors who has published 10 titles since 2011. Her academic writing, “Power, Politics and the Pequot: The world’s richest Indians” was presented in Munich at the 26th American Indian Workshop. She is also the author of “Honor Restored: The Story of Jim Thorpe” in the book “The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics and the Games 2000, published by Rutgers Press.

Her book “One Small Sacrifice: A Memoir,” describes little-known history of the Indian Adoption Project and Indian Child Welfare Act; the new second edition was released in February 2012.

“Two Worlds: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects” was published in 2012 and was co-authored with Patricia Busbee. It is an important contribution to American Indian and First Nations history.

Trace blogs about American Indian Adoptees at www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com. At www.larahentz.wordpress.com, she blogs about her adoption activism and human trafficking news.

The blog for the publishing endeavor Blue Hand Books is:
www.bluehandbooks.org. She tweets regularly and has a Facebook page for her books “One Small Sacrifice” and “Two Worlds.”

Her writing, interviews and poetry has been published in newspapers and journals in the USA, Canada and Europe. Trace, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, has received numerous news and feature writing awards. She teaches courses on blogging and social media at Greenfield Community College.

Trace was Editor/Contributor in the anthology “Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe,” with MariJo Moore, 2013 and in 2014 she is a contributor to new books: Adoptionland, Lost Daughters and Adoption Reunion in the Age of Social Media.

She is currently working on a new book CALLED HOME, an anthology of adoptee narratives.

"An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will  never break."                                                                                                                                                                  
Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank, and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back, with interest. We are Indians, and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them, with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank. ~ Maquinna, Nootka Chief, early nineteenth century ~

"All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it."
Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)